Relieve Travel Anxiety & Sleep Better on Vacation With Natural Remedies

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by | Updated: July 13th, 2023 | Read time: 6 minutes

Summer is in full swing. For many of us, that means travel to a long-awaited summer getaway or to visit family and friends. Travel experts are predicting U.S. travelers will be taking to the roads, air and sea in record numbers this year, so pack your patience – and some helpful tips and essentials – for the trip!

While your summer destination may be what dreams are made of, there will be inevitable hiccups especially when it comes to travel. And the departure from time honored schedules and routines can leave everyone in the family feeling on edge – especially kids and our four-legged friends – even when it’s all in the name of fun and relaxation. It’s expected for the entire family to feel a bit of travel anxiety before a vacation.

The experts at RESCUE®, the world’s No. 1 natural stress and sleep support brand1, know a few things about reducing stress and getting a better night’s sleep. Following are some travel anxiety tips to help you and your family refresh, recharge and reconnect during these precious retreats from the day-to-day that we look forward to all year long.

A Mother and Child Enjoy Their Travels on a Train, Looking Out the Window and Pointing to Interesting Sights, Representing a Lack of Travel Anxiety.

Beat Travel Anxiety and Make the Most of Your Vacation

Preparing for the journey

Let’s face it, getting ready for a vacation can be an overwhelming job, and it’s often required while you are already in overdrive trying to tie-up loose ends at work or school so you can break away. Yet sharing the load can be something that’s fun, educational and can help bring the family together. Getting everyone involved can make the transition into vacation mode calm, smooth and seamless. All of this plus taking the planning load off you equals a real win-win.

It starts with a list. Decide which items will be needed during your family’s travel and which can be packed for access when you arrive at your destination. A small backpack works great for children to hold travel essentials like snacks, toys, books, etc. A fresh coloring book and crayons or washable markers always bring a smile to little travelers and are a great distraction during delays. A bonus benefit of the backpack is it limits just how much they can take with them – only what fits goes!

A resealable bag of medications and first aid supplies for the whole family can be stowed in Mom or Dad’s backpack for the trip. To support emotional wellbeing and keep travel-related stress at bay – the inevitable delays, fear of flying, etc. – take along homeopathic aids such as RESCUE Remedy® Stress Dropper, RESCUE Remedy® Kids Dropper and RESCUE Remedy® Pet Dropper. The travel-friendly dropper bottles contain a unique blend of five Bach® Original Flower Remedies -– Rock Rose, Clematis, Cherry Plum, Impatiens, and Star of Bethlehem – and are easy to use. Just add 4 drops to water or your beverage of choice and repeat as needed throughout the day. Take at least 4 times a day for best results.

Travel can be stressful for our pets, too, and they don’t understand there’s loads of fun ahead, whether they are along for the trip or having their own staycation at a pet hotel. Some extra TLC before the trip, including starting their RESCUE Remedy Pet the day before travel, can help with their fears and stress of the unknown. Four drops can be added to their water, food or treats – or even in the palm of your hand which they can lick. Administer 4 times a day or as needed.

Don’t forget your pet’s comfort, too! Food, treats, water, blanket, toys and a first aid kit are just a few of the things your pet will likely need for their travel experience. It is also helpful if your pet has their own bag or backpack to securely store all their goodies.

Help your body adjust to a new time and place

If only switching off the hustle and bustle of normal days for vacation was as easy as flipping a switch! Finally, you’ve arrived at your vacation destination and you’re ready to settle in and enjoy your home away from home. Add in a new time zone with little ones it gets even trickier. It’s fair to expect sleeplessness and crankiness.

Regular meals are a great way to bring everyone back in line with the new vacation clock, and healthy in-between meal snacks can help fill in any transitional gaps. Fresh and dried fruits and nuts are convenient and full of essential nutrients to keep everyone going in-between meals. Pre-pack snack bags for easy access.

Exercise is another great way to reset your body clock. When you’re ready to start the day, gather your whole crew for a brisk walk along the beach or a ramble in the woods to send a signal to your bodies that it’s time to get going and enjoy the day. Take your four-legged friend along, too!

While away on vacation, you may be tempted to use your free time to catch up with friends and family on social media by sharing all those great vacation selfies. Just remember to avoid any screens at least an hour before bedtime so your mind can start shutting down for a good night’s sleep.

For those nights when stress and repetitive thoughts are keeping you up, RESCUE Sleep® Liquid Melts quick-dissolve gel capsules are a convenient, sedative-free way to gently drift into a restful sleep so you wake up refreshed in the morning.† In addition to the trademark five Bach® flower essences in Rescue Remedy®, this sleep aid contains added Bach® White Chestnut to help put those racing thoughts to bed.†

Reintroduce your daily routine

All good things must come to an end and, far too soon, vacation week comes to a close. You’re still basking in the afterglow of wonderful memories with those you love best, but your normal routines are beckoning. People joke, “I need a vacation from my vacation!” But the struggle is real.

Allow at least a day after vacation travel to unpack, do laundry, restock the refrigerator and settle back into a regular schedule of meals and bedtimes in your own beds before returning to work and other routines. An easy dose of calm from RESCUE® stress and sleep support can help the whole family make the adjustment, too.

Besides, soon it will be time to start planning your next vacation!

†These statements have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.

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