Are you traveling this summer? Whether you're taking the Megabus to Boston for $35, flying First Class to the French Riveria, or somewhere in the middle of those two things, SLEEP is key to coming back to work rested, relaxed, and not wanting to kill everyone like you usually do.
The best time to sleep, of course, is when you're in transit, but unfortunately, the act of traveling is probably the least relaxing thing in the history of mankind. Don't believe me? Take a look around an airport—every single couple are in the midst of a fight (save for the people who are Honeymoon-bound). That contentiousness coupled with delays, screaming children, and tiny seats that recline half an inch, makes it nearly impossible to zonk yourself out and wake up at your destination.
Here's my trick—drink 3 beers and/or 2 Bloody Marys before boarding. Plug yourself into the TV to some inane show that you will not want to pay attention to. Strap on this Duty Free Eye Mask ($22, Flight 001) to block out any light (as well as serve as a signal to the stewardesses to leave you alone). Presto, you're in Paris (or Buffalo). Happy trails!