5 Tips for Sleeping on a Plane

5 tips for sleeping on a airplane.
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Why is it always so difficult to fall asleep on a plane? When boarding for a long flight, we hope to get some sleep before arriving at our destination, but due to the noise and turbulence falling asleep on a plane is really difficult. While you can’t control these things, here are some tips and tricks that you can use on your next flight to help you sleep better.

Choose Your Seat Wisely

If you don’t want to splurge on first-class or premium economy, and you would rather stick to the main cabin, choose your seat wisely. Choose a window seat so you have something to rest on. To avoid noise and commotion from other people passing by, opt for seats further away from the restroom.

Consider the Flight’s Timing

When choosing flights, keep in mind times that best fit with your typical sleep schedule. This way you’re closer to the time you would actually fall asleep, making it easier to sleep on the plane.

Skip the Coffee

Avoid drinking coffee or any caffeinated beverages before the flight and make sure you stay hydrated throughout the flight.

Bring Sleep Accessories

While neck pillows, eye masks, and noise-canceling headphones take up room in carry-ons, don’t forget to pack them. They’ll make it more comfortable to sleep on the plane.

Dress Comfortably

Sure, it’s nice to look glamorous while onboard, but it’s better to wear something comfortable with layers so you can stay cozy during your flight.