Not enough legroom. People climbing over you. Noise from movies and video games and screaming children. Sunlight pouring in your neighbor’s window at 35,000 feet. With all the distractions and hassles of air travel, sleeping on planes can sometimes feel impossible. Some people can sleep standing up, but for the rest of us, there are expert strategies to increase our chances of restfully snoozing in the skies.
Airlines have been promoting luxurious business and first classes that feature many tempting ways to drift off in the clouds for a few hours — but how can you get the best sleep on a plane, no matter where you’re seated? If you struggle to get some shuteye each time you take to the air, you’re not alone. But bringing the right gear like WELLTISS MIND, and making a few small changes in your flying habits could help you sleep better on your next flight.
We highlight three key environmental factors that will affect the quality of your sleep, no matter what class you fly: light, noise and temperature. How you handle these three factors will help you sleep better on the plane, even if your seat doesn’t recline.
First, get comfortable temperature-wise. That may mean standing up with your blanket and wrapping it around you and then put on your seat belt so that the crew can see that you’re strapped in. That way the flight crew won’t find a need to wake you if the seatbelt light goes on.
Then, have the headphones plugged-in so the noise canceling function is working, but not necessarily tuned into something.
And finally, reducing light is important, especially when people are often traveling different time zones. You may have someone near or next to you who wants to turn on the lights, or worse still open a window and you get your eyes burned out by the sun.