How to sleep on a charter bus

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How to sleep on a charter bus

Some people can fall asleep right away on a charter bus trip while others struggle to doze off.

And sometimes being able to rest while traveling on a charter bus trip can have a huge impact on your energy, mood, and attitude.

That’s why we at Lorenz Bus Service think it’s worth sharing some pointers we’ve learned over the years on the fine art of how to sleep on a charter bus.

Things to bring

  • Pillows. They work because they’re designed to keep your neck supported. We suggest an inflatable model for easy storage.
  • Masks. Soft and comfortable and a good sleep aid for daytime naps.
  • Noise-cancelling headphones. These can be useful if you don’t like turning up the volume on your music.
  • Blanket. Our advice: Bring your own. And use it anytime you need comfort and warmth, even if it’s an aggressive air conditioning jet.
  • Water. Staying hydrated will allow you to rest comfortably. Excessive fluid intake demands more bathroom visits. Find the balance.

Your seat matters

  • Design. Most charter bus seats are comfortable, but check out the legroom and reclining function.
  • Location. The front of the bus will expose you to more headlights at night. The back of the bus will be the bumpiest ride. The middle is usually the smoothest ride. Sitting at a window seat may give you control over curtains or shades.

Sleep aids

  • OTC products. Different customers have told us they use melatonin, Dramamine, Zzzzquil and other sleep aids readily available at any pharmacy. Talk to a healthcare provider regarding the right decision for you.

If you’re planning a trip or just doing research, please feel free to contact us at Lorenz Bus Service for a no-obligation, no-pressure conversation with one of our planning professionals.


Heather Morvari

  • Heather is a Lorenz Bus Service Charter Coordinator and an expert in group and luxury travel.
  • She has extensive technical and operational credentials.
  • In the words of one client, “Heather is passionate about connecting with people. As a result, she has exceptional customer service skills.”