Uncomfortable seats, lack of leg room, noisy engines, noisy passengers and screaming children are just a few of the reasons many people find it difficult to sleep on airplanes. In this article, we will show you several tips with which you can fall asleep relaxed in the land of dreams, even above the clouds.
Chose The Right Seat On The Plane
In general, you should avoid all places near the toilets and service stations, as there can be unpleasant odors and there are many people in this area during the flight. In the case of the rear seats in the aircraft, there is also the fact that the backrest cannot usually be adjusted. Window seats are very good for sleeping, as you can at least lean on one side and have control over the window: when you want to sleep, you can simply pull down the window shade. In addition, you will not be disturbed at the window if the person sitting next to you wants to get up from his seat. By the way! A useful site where you can find the ideal seat for each type of aircraft is
Don’t Drink Caffeinated Beverages
The seduction is often very great. Nevertheless! Do not drink coffee, tea or energy drinks on the plane or before departure. Caffeine stays in the body for more than 10 hours and interferes with your sleep longer than you think. In general, the air in the cabin is very dry, which is why the mucous membranes dry out quickly during the flight. Therefore, water and fruit juices are the best beverage choices on the plane. You can also treat yourself to a glass of wine or beer to help you fall asleep on the plane. Drink in moderation, however, as alcohol works faster at high altitudes. Also note that drinking too much alcohol can make you sleep more restlessly. You fall asleep faster, but wake up easier.
Wear Comfortable Clothes
Wear comfortable clothing. If you don’t want to wear jogging pants, you can also put on fabric pants. It is important that you avoid clothing that is too tight, warm or thin. A cozy jumper, warm socks and a scarf or pashmina shawl also ensure that you don’t get too cold. The air conditioning works at full speed in most planes, which is why I never get on the plane without a fleece sweater* and thick socks*! True to the motto: undressing is still possible.
Keep Yourself Occupied
Don’t watch a movie as the bright screen keeps you from getting exhausted. It is much better to play your favorite music or an audio book on your MP3 player or smartphone. This will block out cabin noise and allow you to close your eyes without pressure to fall asleep. Reading a book also makes you tired. You can use a Kindle, but avoid tablets and smartphones with bright screens. The light from these devices signals your body that it is not yet bedtime