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9 Tips for Sleeping on a Long Haul Flights

by UrgentRCM
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Long-haul flights can be boring and challenging especially when you don’t take your sleep properly. Some people instantly fall asleep when a plane takes off. On the other hand, for some travelers, it’s impossible to fall asleep on a plane. So, in this blog post, we are going to share with you the 9 best tips that help you sleep during a long-haul flight. Read the full blog post till the end and get an idea of how can you sleep during long-haul flights.

1. Prefer a Window Seat:

If you want to sit comfortably on a long-haul flight, you need to book a window seat. No one wants to be stuck in the middle for long 12 hours as everyone wants to sit comfortably on the plane. Also, when you sit beside the window seat, you can sleep easily without any major disturbance or discomfort.

2. Power Down your Devices:

If you want to fall asleep during a long-haul flight, you have to power down your mobile phones, tablets, and other gadgets so that you can sleep well. When you constantly use these devices for a long time, you don’t only sleep properly but also you feel discomfort all the time. So, before sleep, it’s best to power down your devices before.

3. Use Light Blocking Eye Mask:

With natural light, you not only sleep properly but also it can delay your sleep to a greater extent. Try to dim the lights as much as possible and don’t forget to wear a light-blocking eye mask. By wearing this mask, you can block the light to a greater extent and sleep easily without any discomfort.

4. Use Noise Canceling Headphones/ Earplugs:

Airplane noise is loud and it might be possible that you feel discomfort and cannot sleep properly. Airplane noise is not only too loud but also you cannot sleep properly. So, in this way, you have to use noise-canceling headphones and earplugs in your ear so that you can sleep properly without the disturbance of any noise.

5. Use Pillow:

It’s not easy to travel on long-haul flights, especially for those who have back pain issues. Also, when you sleep upright, you can put stress on your body and it comes with back pain issues. You can use a pillow to the lower seat back to support the natural 5 curve of your spine. If you don’t have a pillow at the moment, you can use a blanket or rolled-up jacket to support your back.

6. Use Neck Pillow:

While using the other pillow, you have to use a neck pillow to support your neck so that muscles cannot be stretched. With a neck pillow, you not only reduce the risk of any neck stretching issues but also you can sleep well by putting your head on the neck pillow.

7. Do Not Intake Alcohol & Caffeine:

Some people claim that by using alcohol and caffeine, you can fall asleep better but it’s not true. Some studies show that alcohol can lead to more awakenings, less deep sleep, and worse/ bad sleep quality. Also, when you wake up if you intake alcohol before sleeping, you feel dehydrated and numb.

8. Stay Hydrated:

Airplanes have usually less than 20% humidity and studies found that where you sit, it must be 30 to 50% humidity. So, when you are on a plane and there is a long-haul flight, you have to stay hydrated yourselves so that you don’t come up with hydration and humidity issues later on.

9. Wear Comfortable Clothes/ Shoes:

During long-haul flights, it’s good to wear comfortable shoes and clothes so that you don’t end up with discomfort issues and you can fall asleep comfortably. By wearing comfortable shoes and clothes, you can sleep well as you sit comfortably on the plane seat.

Final Words!

It’s not easy to travel on long-haul flights as you have to go through several challenges but you can make your experience memorable when you follow the above-mentioned tips. When sleeping on a long-haul flight, ensure that you get ready yourselves earlier to avoid any inconvenience. By following these tips, you not only sleep well but also enjoy your flight in the best way.

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