Sleep. Comfortably. Plane.
Seeing those words in the same sentence doesn’t seem quite right, does it? Seems almost impossible. But, you’re in luck. We’re always on a mission to find comfort. Even in the unlikeliest of places. Like say, at 35,000 feet.
Here are a few tips to help you sleep comfortably the next time you travel by plane:
Stock up on travel accessories.
A blanket for warmth. A sleep mask for darkness. A travel pillow for your neck. And if you’re really hardcore, noise cancelling headphones (or simple earplugs) for complete and utter silence.
We do not recommend flying in your PJs. You are, after all, in public. But hey, if that’s your style. No judgment here. We absolutely do suggest avoiding tightfitting clothing that will cut off your circulation. Remember, the altitude and cabin pressure will cause you to swell up like a balloon. This is especially true for your feet. So you’ll want to literally leave room for that.
Keep your seatbelt buckled—and visible.
You know, flight attendants are not just there to serve you. Their main priority is ensuring our safety, luckily for us. Believe us, they get no secret, twisted pleasure out of waking you up to make sure your seatbelt is buckled. So to save you both from a rude awakening, make sure to buckle your seatbelt before dozing off. And make sure you buckle it over your blanket, so they can actually see it.
Recline. Recline. Recline.
Let us help ease your worries right away. Yes, you have the right to recline your seat. After takeoff and before landing of course. Don’t worry about the person behind you. They have the option, too. And we guarantee that they’ll be doing the same soon after. You just happened to think of it first.
Take the red-eye.
Fit your flight into your already-defined sleep schedule. This way you’re not disrupting your sleep routine. Not too much at least. After all, a plane seat is obviously no Serta mattress. Not even one in First-Class. But taking the red-eye will allow you to keep your sleep pattern intact. And then before you know it, boom. You’ve arrived at your destination. And you have a full day ahead of you. And here’s a bonus: Red-eye flights are typically cheaper.
Follow these easy tips, and your flight might feel smoother. Because at 35,000 feet, a little bit of comfort can go a long way.