Holiday travel doesn’t have to be uncomfortable! These healthy essentials will help make it more enjoyable.
When you see the phrase “holiday travel,” the first word that comes to mind is probably not “comfortable.” Lines at the airport that seem to go on forever, bus seats that are too close together, and long hours cooped-up in a car are just a few of the obstacles we all have to deal with on our way to see family and loved ones for the holidays.
Even though holiday travel can feel uncomfortable — especially if you suffer from Dry Mouth — building a healthy holiday packing list is one way to make the whole experience more enjoyable. We’ve listed our top five healthy holiday packing list items, but customizing it with your own must haves is the best way to create a more pleasant experience!
Healthy Holiday Travel Essentials
1. Comfortable Headphones
If you’re going to be traveling for a few hours, it’s important to make sure the headphones you’re using for podcasts or music are actually comfortable enough to wear for a longer amount of time. Before you leave, try wearing them while you do things around the house to see how they feel on your ears for an extended period.
2. A Container of Your Favorite Relaxing Teas
Keep yourself hydrated, warm, and calm during cold winter travel with a stash of your favorite tea — just make sure it’s decaffeinated, as caffeine can make dry mouth worse.
3. Dry Mouth Spray
Ease any dry-mouth symptoms you may experience on the road with a travel-sized moistening product, like Biotène Moisturizing Spray, which has been clinically proven to provide up to four hours of dry mouth relief (as measured in a 28-day clinical study). The gentle mint spray will not only help soothe dry mouth, but will freshen your breath at the same time!
4. A Daily / Weekly Pill Organizer
If you have more than one medication to keep track of while traveling, a pill organizer can be your best friend! There are a lot of good options on the market; just make sure you choose one that holds all the medication you need for the duration of your trip and that has the days clearly marked.
5. A Durable Water Bottle
When we’re not properly hydrated, we may experience fatigue and even dizziness; two feelings that are definitely not ideal when traveling! Keep a durable water bottle with you during your journey to remind yourself to continually take sips of water; a habit that can also help ease dry mouth.