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Many travellers struggle with sleeping on coach journeys, this might be due to noise levels, the coach's movements, or the extreme temperatures that can often be found on coaches. However, sleep is essential to a comfortable journey and an enjoyable holiday, so we've outlined a few simple ways to help you try to get some much-needed sleep.

How to sleep comfortably on a coach

If you can afford to, booking two seats next to each other is a great way to enjoy some extra space, you may even be able to lay down and get some shut eye. However, if your budget doesn't stretch this far, you should do your best to ensure that your muscles stay relaxed; recline your seat, remove uncomfortable armrests and lean against the window for support.

Where is the safest place or seat to sleep on a coach?

You should always stay in your seat to sleep on a coach as this will ensure that you don't injure yourself or others. To cover you in the event of an injury on a coach holiday, you should take out comprehensive coach travel insurance.

Additionally, the best place to sleep on a coach is in the middle of the vehicle. However, you should avoid sitting over the wheels as this is normally the area that experiences the most movement and can often make people feel nauseous if you're prone to motion sickness. The centre of the vehicle will be less prone to movement in general, allowing you to enjoy an undisturbed sleep.

What can you pack to help you sleep on a coach?

The best way to sleep comfortably on a coach is to bring blankets, pillows, cushions or even a favourite teddy bear if it helps! These items will help you to stay warm and comfortable, and will also help to replicate your normal sleeping environment.

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