How many times have we all woken up from a dream in a panic because we thought we were late to catch a train or a plane? I’m sure it’s plenty of times. And every time it’s to do with not having set a clock or not having heard the alarm. Now multiply that stress by several times when you know that you’re away from home, whether it’s in a bed and breakfast in the next town on business, or on the other side of the world and jet lagged, with an itinerary long enough to make your head spin. In neither instance do you want to find yourself stuck without a reliable travel clock with a sound alarm and easy to read numbers. You don’t want to worry about the power going out for some incredibly unlucky reason and finding that by missing one bus, train or plane your entire schedule is messed up and you have to reschedule multiple travel and accomodation arrangements, that sort of worry is sure to give anyone a headache. What about the chance that your accomodation only has a wall clock with no alarm? No, what you need is a simple battery operated travel clock, one that you are familiar with and that won’t fail on you when you need it the most.
One of the nice things about having your own travel clock is that you’re not reliant on the clock in your hotel room dressing tables. Often,the clock in your room will be one of those hard-to-set ones that will have you tossing and turning all night or just not really going to sleep properly because it’s in the back of your mind that it won’t wake you up at the right hour. This is very ineffective and there is no reason to be worried about such trivial matters when you have your own lightweight portable travel clock. You can learn how to use it ahead of time and some travel clocks can even be pre-set so that you just have to push one button and it will allow you to set an alarm to a pre-set time. Not to mention that you can get a travel alarm clock that you like the look of, especially where the numbers show: many clocks in hotel rooms don’t actually light up at night, which is very old-fashioned and won’t help you if you need to wake at 3am to catch an obscure plane flight.
Some travel clocks come with excellent bells and whistles like a built in light to softly illuminate your room if you need to be up in the wee hours, or even a clever jet-lag reducing system which will mimic the sunrise as the hours draw nearer that you need to rise, thus tricking your body into believing that it’s moved into the proper time one faster. You can even use it while you’re sleeping in this case, to help yourself adjust. Reducing jet lag can be a huge bonus if you manage it, and a sunlight-mimicking travel clock can help you do just that.
A travel clock can also be a radio clock, when you choose a model like this. If you prefer being woken to the sound of a radio, your own personal radio travel clock may come with a setting which allows you to let it find and play the radio station closest to the area where you are staying. This can be an excellent way of adjusting to the country or area which you are in, because if you hear the language of the country or the dialect of the area, it will help your subconscious adjust to the travel, which is often a jolt to the system normally – our bodies just haven’t adapted or evolved fast enough to keep up with inter-country plane travel.
Thankfully a travel clock is not hard to come buy. They can be most easily purchased online, where today, no matter what you are looking for, someone will have it in stock and available to be shipped direct to your door. In fact, even if you are travelling right now, say on a long trip, there is still no reason why you can’t get yourself a personal travel clock as soon as possible. With overnight shipping, you should be able to arrange to buy a travel clock and have it shipped to your current, or your next, destination care of your hotel, host or current local post office, and you will be able to reduce travel stress and use your travel clock for the rest of your journey. It really is much better to have your own travel clock.