Do you know how to fall asleep while you are flying high?
1. Wear Comfortable Clothing.
You are getting on a plane, so the days of dressing up are gone. It isn’t all that easy to fall asleep at 40,000 feet. Tight and binding clothing isn’t going to help. Forget the heavy fabric of jeans. When you take off your shoes to be screened, cushy socks not only are great for letting you take off your shoes and wiggle your toes, but also keep your feet nice and warm.
2. Book a Window Seat.
It is recommended to book a window set which lets you lean your head against the side of the plane and gives you something to control the light. You can book one for each of you if you are traveling with someone else. Use a pillow, a blanket to cushion it. Or, you can fold up your coat or sweater to cushion it if you forget to bring one and can’t get a stewardess to help you.
3. You’ve Got Your Back.
Your back may not really like that cramped airplane seat. You can try reclining the seat, taking some of the pressure off your lower spine. Or, try stacking a backpack and pillows on your lap or a pillow on the drop-down tray and then sleeping leaning forward. This trick actually can relieve pressure on your tailbone although it sounds uncomfortable.
4. Get Headphones.
You can get headphones and splurge on the noise-canceling ones. Put together a playlist on your phone or iPod containing soft and sleepy sounding songs. Keep the playlist consistent from flight to flight. Then, when your brain hears it, it will know it’s time to nod off.
5. It’s Cold Outside.
It is freezing outside of that airplane. It may get especially chilly if you are in the window seat. Men can bring a light jacket, while women can bring a soft shawl to wrap their up or do double duty as a blanket. If you’re cold and didn’t bring a jacket or sweater, you can get the stewardess to bring you an airplane blanket.
6. Eat Light and Say No To The Cocktail.
Before the flight in the bar, spend the last half hour. When they offer you something to drink, ordering a cocktail on the plane isn’t going to help you sleep. In the long run, alcohol keeps you from sleeping soundly although it makes you sleepy at first. Frequent bathroom trips are inconvenient for you and your seatmates because you got that window seat. A heavy meal not only makes you feel uncomfortable but also makes it harder to go to sleep. Eat and drink lightly. You can bring some healthy snacks in case you get hungry.