There is nothing quite like the feeling of not being able to sleep on a plane. Whether you have an important meeting to get to when you land, or just want to normalise your sleeping pattern, the art of napping on a plane can take years to master. If you’re like us and you don’t years to master this, then not to worry!
We have created the ultimate guide to sleeping on a long flight. With these simple tips and tricks, you will be able to catch some Zs in no time, leaving you feeling fresh, free and ready to live life!
Limit your caffeine intake:
As you may all be aware, caffeine is the worst possible substance to put into your body before a long flight, unless you’re planning on staying awake for the foreseeable future. Sugary drinks and coffee are a no-go if you want to take a nap during a flight, so ensure that you get your fix before this.
Comfort is key:
If you want to have a peaceful sleep during a flight, then it’s important to make sure that you are comfortable before-hand. Think back onto all of the flights that you have spent bunching up your sweatshirt to form a pillow substitute. Now think back on all of the times that this method has failed you. More than once? More than five times? More than ten times?
The point is that so many people put up with this technique, when there are far superior options out there to try. For example, the Trtl travel pillow combines the comfort of a neck pillow, with a mechanically designed neck rest that can easily support your head and neck for optimum comfort when you sleep.
As well as investing in a good quality travelling pillow, it’s important to also dress appropriately for a long flight. Think about what you are most comfortable in, whether that’s a pair of joggers, or a pair of shorts and a baggy tee and go with it. If you don’t know by now, falling asleep is all about comfort in your surroundings.If you feel comfortable in yourself, you will be able to fall asleep with ease.
Try to take some time out for yourself, grab a sleeping mask, some ear plugs and really focus on your breathing during this time, as this will help to calm you down and prepare for a nap. Take this quiet meditation as an opportunity to focus on nothing but regulating your breathing, deep breaths in and out for about five minutes. After this, try to close your eyes and allow yourself to drift off into nothingness.