How to Sleep Well on a Flight

If you're anything like me, you may want to catch up on much-needed sleep during a flight or even to pass the time on a long-haul transfer. Listen up, as these are the top tips on how to get that ideal sleep on the plane and wake up feeling refreshed at your destination.

If you have a choice, I always go for a window seat over an aisle seat. You won't be woken during your sleep to let your neighbor pass on their restroom stop, plus being by the window is proven to be a few degrees cooler than other seats, and you have the window to lean against for support.

Once you snuggle up, make sure you fasten your seatbelt over your layers so that you aren't woken by an air hostess when it's time to descend. 

Choose reading a book over scrolling through your phone - you will get more sleep if you stay away from your gadgets as they emit a special blue light that can keep you awake. 

Tilt your chair back, put your earplugs in, and use a neck support to help you drift off in comfort (if you don't have one of these, a rolled-up jumper or scarf will do the trick!). Kick-off, your Grandco Sandals, put a pair of socks on - no one wants cold feet!

Avoid having a heavy meal during or just before your flight. Try having a light meal or healthy snack instead. An overly full stomach can mean your quality of sleep decreases. 

You may feel like a glass of bubbly might calm you during your flight, but it can cause you to have interrupted sleep. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated!

Snuggling down with a hot cup of coffee may seem lovely, but it will probably keep you awake. To get a perfect sleep on the plane, try having a cup of herbal tea instead, which is much more likely to calm you and settle you down. Also, don't consume any energy drinks a few hours before your flight either, if you're planning on having a great sleep.

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