Tips for sleeping during a flight

Flights are hated, enjoyed, or ignored. What do I mean by the latter? Because it is not necessary to have your eyes open from the time the plane takes off until it lands, since sometimes the most desirable thing is to sleep during flight hours. Of course, not everyone has the facility to close their eyes and fall asleep within seconds of taking a seat.

To make it a little easier for you, I recommend taking note of the tricks that I share below, since thanks to this you will be able to fall asleep more easily during your next flights . Shall we start?

Put on comfortable clothes

It will be much easier for you to sleep if you wear comfortable clothes. Try to wear loose clothing and be careful with the air conditioning of the planes, since if you are cold it will cost you much more to sleep. Wear warm clothes or request a blanket from the onboard staff.

You look tired

Sounds weird, right? If you arrive on a flight tired, you have a good chance of falling asleep. Quite the opposite happens when we get on the plane after sleeping without having to get up early. In those cases it is very difficult to achieve it, unless you are one of those people who fall asleep easily with movement .


just relax

This is something that is not always easy, since on a plane there are children who can make noise, babies who cry, rude adults … In that sense, I recommend using headphones to enjoy relaxing music. It will be much easier for you to close your eyes and blank your mind .

Have a glass of wine or a beer

Alcohol makes it easier to fall asleep, but that doesn’t mean you have to drink three or four beers. Drink one and that will be enough for you to relax and begin to close your eyes almost without realizing it.

Tense the muscles and relax them

Continuing with the relaxation that I mentioned earlier, I have to say that another good idea is to tighten the muscles and then relax them. You have to do it with everyone, from the shoulders to the feet. You will notice it .


A pillow as an ally

There is nothing like having a pillow handy to sleep on. You can take the typical "U" shape that serves to relax the neck, or you can take with you a small pillow like the ones on the bed but in a reduced size. The important thing is that it is a pillow soft enough for the head and neck throughout the flight.

Posture also counts

If you travel in economy class, it is most likely that you do not have the necessary space to take a nap, especially if it is a low cost flight. In that case, if you are accompanied by your partner, a family member or a friend, I recommend that you rest your head on him or her to make it easier to fall asleep .

No copious meals

Whether you intend to sleep or not, hopping on a plane after bingeing on food is not a good idea. If you want to take advantage of the flight to rest you will accuse it even more, since with a full belly it is more difficult to fall asleep, not to say that it is even counterproductive.