Tips for sleeping on the plane

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Whether out of fear of flying, avoiding jet lag, or boredom, many people decide to spend most of their time on the plane sleeping. However, there are others who, no matter how hard they try, are unable to fall asleep , something that does not surprise us at all, since airplanes are increasingly uncomfortable, especially those of low cost companies.

As one of our main objectives is to make it easier for you when traveling, today we want to offer you some tips to sleep soundly on the plane. Would you like to join us?

What you have to do before catching the plane

If you want to sleep soundly during your flight, there are some things you should do well before getting on the plane. Also, there are some things that you should avoid at all costs. Thus, the first thing we want to recommend is that you choose your seat well. In this sense, you should know that it is better to choose the side of the window to support the head. In addition, you will not have to move if the passenger next to you has to go out into the aisle and you will have control of the blind. On the other hand, it is important that you avoid alcohol and caffeine before the flight (also during) and that you eat a light meal. It is also advisable to take a hot infusion, such as linden or valerian. And if you have to face a long flight, don’t hesitate to arrive tired: sleep fewer hours the day before, do physical activity …

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The essential

Now that you know what you should and should not do before getting on the plane, we want to talk to you about all the articles that can help you fall asleep during the flight and that, therefore, you should not forget, for example, a inflatable pillow , earplugs or headphones and an eye mask. Of course, you should wear comfortable clothes. Of course, do not forget to go prepared with several layers to avoid heat or cold. In this sense, bringing a shawl or a blanket is an excellent idea. On the other hand, it is a good idea to keep a clean pair of socks in your hand luggage so that you can calmly take off your shoes on the plane. If you prefer, you can also take soft sneakers.

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Best posture

For many, the really difficult thing when it comes to sleeping on an airplane is finding the right posture. What we recommend is that you recline the seat as much as you can, always warning the person behind it, and turn your head slightly to one side. Of course, the pillow that we mentioned before can help you get the ideal position to fall asleep.

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Do not forget to advise

It may seem silly, but if you plan to sleep for a long time, it is best to warn both your seatmate as cabin crew. In addition, it is a good idea to notify the flight attendant to wake you up about 30 minutes before landing so that you have time to go to the bathroom, put away your things, put on your shoes … Of course, you can also set an alarm on your mobile phone yourself .

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A very useful invention

Finally, we want to tell you about a gadget that has recently come onto the market and that we have loved. It is NodPod , a kind of hammock designed for the head. Designed by Paula Blankenship, this invention can be found on Kickstarter for 25 euros.