There are some people who have the ability to fall asleep as soon as they sit down in an aeroplane seat. But there are others who find sleeping on a plane to be completely impossible, which means they arrive at their destination feeling like a total zombie.
If you can’t afford to splash out on a business or first class seat and you’re not lucky enough to score a full row to yourself then these tips might help you get a few hours sleep.
Be Careful What You Drink
Wear Comfortable Clothes
Sit Against The Window
Try Noise Cancelling Headphones And An Eye Mask
Be Polite About Reclining But Do It If You Need To
Some people find it easier to sleep if they lean forward onto the seat in front of them or even bend over and rest their head on the tray table. A small pillow will help make this more comfortable, or try the Skyrest Travel Pillow which is pictured above.
Use A Neck Pillow
Sometimes you start drifting off to sleep on the plane and then are jolted awake by your head dropping forward. A neck pillow offers some extra support and gives you something to rest your head against. Look for one with decent support that will also allow your head to drop forward like the one above.
Invest In Something More Unusual
There are a lot of interesting products on the market that you may want to test out if you find sleeping on planes completely impossible. The SeatSnoozer is basically a harness and neck pillow that prevents your head from bobbing forward. The 1st Class Sleeper adds extra support to your back and neck which might make it easier to drift off.
See Your Doctor
What are your best tips for sleeping on a plane? Let us know in the comments!