Tips on Combating
It is generally held that travel can make you
light-hearted and easy to fall asleep, but some
travelers suffer sleepless nights. Travel insomnia can
be caused by poor adaptability to new environment,
variations of temperature and moisture, noise, light or
smell sensitivity; it can also arise from fatigue,
excessive elation, or chronic disease.
In combating sleeplessness, travelers should first
keep a pleasant mood, and try to keep routine time for
diet and sleep. Do not be over-fatigued and elated.
Adapt to the new climatic environment and overcome the
strangeness when a new place is reached. If you do not
have high blood pressure or liver ailment, drink half a
bottle of beer or a cup of milk, but never try strong
tea or coffer.
In case these methods do not work on you, you can
take some sleeping pills under the advice of the doctor,
such as tranquillizer, miltown, or Librium; you can also
try some traditional Chinese medical pills, e.g.
cinnabar sedative pills or arborvitae seed mind-easing
tonic pills. In a nutshell, travel insomnia is not a
severe illness. It is curable with caution and proper
methods.In addition, you can try either of the two
popular folk approaches.
1) to sleep with your feet
pointing to the south and the head to the north, so that
your body runs in parallel with the magnetic curves of
the earth， that is said to be contributive to a sound
2）drink a spoon of vinegar mixed in a cup of
cold boiled water before going to bed, that will help
you fall asleep.