After the long and exhausting process of luggage checks, endless security lines you can’t wait to get on the plane and get some rest. But for many people it is not that easy to doze off once they’re settled on the plane, in fact it is almost impossible! As a cabin crew I have big experience in falling asleep in all possible places on the plane, so today I will share some simple tricks which will help you doze off in no time!

What to bring on board?
– music player
– books/magazines/newspapers
– sleeping mask
– travel pillow
– blanket (not all of the airlines provide blankets in economy class)
– ear plugs or noise-cancelling headphones

Before your flight
If you can schedule a flight that matches your natural sleeping patterns – perfect!
But if not, then you should stick to your usual bedtime routine before the flight – hot cup of tea/milk, brushing your teeth, reading a book…

Comfortable clothes
For me pajamas are the most comfortable wear, but wearing pajamas in public wouldn’t be the best choice. That is why if you’re flying to a long international destination you’d better choose wearing sweatpants or sportswear. Don’t forget to wear thick socks to keep your feet warm.

Choose your seat
Most airlines allow you to select your seat before the flight. If possible book your seat according to whch side you normally sleep on. The left side (when facing the cockpit) is better since the window seats are off center – offering more space to sleep on.

Published by Monika Kachamanova


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