Many people don’t fight it easy
to sleep on a plane. The space is too small, and turbulence can happen any
time. For nervous flyers, it’s even worse. The slightest shake could already start
to cause panic. If you’re
on a long-haul flight, these are some tips to help you improve your sleep
quality while flying.
Choose the right seat
If you don’t want anyone to
disturb you while sleeping, you need to choose the window seat. You can sleep
throughout the flight, and it doesn’t matter if the people next to you are
going to the toilet. The only downside is that if it’s your turn to head to the
toilet, it’s challenging.
Keep everything away from you
Limit your carry-ons so you can
place them on the overhead bin. Otherwise, you have no choice but to keep them with
you on the seat. Considering how limited the space already is, you will find it
even more difficult to sleep comfortably.
Cut down on caffeine
Make sure that you don’t drink
coffee on the day of your flight. Caffeine makes it difficult for you to sleep.
Alcohol intake should also be avoided. Even if the flight has beer on board,
you need to avoid it. You might fall asleep, but it reduces your sleep quality.
Bring your own neck pillow and
Not all flights offer free
pillows and blankets. If they’re not available, you will feel good that you
brought one yourself. You can also guarantee that you have something clean.
noise-canceling headphones. It’s easier for you to sleep when you can
isolate yourself. You start by not hearing loud noise until you find it comfortable
to go to sleep.
Recline your seat
It’s easier to sleep when you’re
close to a lying position. Reclining your seat would help. However, since
planes have a limited space, reclining your seat might bother the person behind
you. It could even cause conflicts. Therefore, you need to be courteous if you
want to recline your seat.
Don’t think about your travel
You already had enough time to think
about your travel plans. The flight isn’t the right time for you to think
about them. If there are last-minute changes that you need to deal with, you
can do them upon arrival. When you bother yourself with the challenges you need
to deal with, you will find it difficult to sleep.
With these tips, you can finally
take a break while flying and sleep comfortably. Once you landed, you will
spend several exhausting days traveling or engaging
in a business trip. You might even have to start your plans as soon as you
leave the airport. The flight is your opportunity to relax and feel comfortable.
You can also bring with you some
books to read or movies to watch. However, they’re not recommended if your goal
is to sleep throughout the flight. You want to stop doing other things so you
can sleep quickly.
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