09 Aug Packing List: The Sleep Kit
Whether you are backpacking around the world or staying in a 5 star hotel, it’s always helpful to have a sleep kit.
What is a sleep kit, you ask? It’s a grab and go pouch filled with everything you need to have a great sleep on the road. I usually keep mine on the nightstand if I’m in a hotel with room to spare… or, if I’m in a hostel, it’s nestled in my sleep sack so I have it handy in case I need anything in the middle of the night.
It’s a necessary addition to any packing list, because (as I like to say) you can expect your sleeping arrangements to be inevitably loud, bright or dark at one point or another.
Here are the essentials:
- Eye mask
- Ear plugs
- Extra hair ties/ barrettes (for girls)
- Travel alarm clock
- Flashlight – This one is my favorite. It has a whistle on one end, is incredibly lightweight and long-lasting and has a number of flashlight settings– including a blinking light for emergencies. (And it’s super cheap at $6.)
These items fit easily in a small pouch. My favorite is the Sea to Summit Traveling Pouch because it’s both incredibly lightweight while also having a clear panel on the front so you can easily see where everything is. (I got mine from REI.)
What are your must-have sleep accessories?