Between waking up early to catch your flight, going through baggage and security, and waiting for layovers, flying can be exhausting. If you’re used to flying business class, you know how uncomfortable airplane seats are. It’s not just that the seats aren’t ideal for sleeping, usually, there are crying babies on the plane, the flight attendant is trying to get past you with their carts, or the person sitting next to you is getting up to use the bathroom every 30 minutes. So, how can you get a restful sleep with all these distractions?
Stretch Before Boarding
Find a quiet spot near the gate and stretch your legs, arms, and back. If you’re not sure what to do, there are YouTube videos with pre-flight stretching routines.
Close Your Eyes
If you can’t sleep, at least close your eyes. Keeping your eyes closed will decrease your stress and help you feel more relaxed.
Request a Window Seat
Everyone knows that the window seat is ideal for sleeping on a flight. You don’t have to worry about people asking you to get up so they can use the bathroom and you have a convenient spot to rest your head.
Take a Sleep Aid
Instead of using prescription sleep meds, use a natural remedy like magnesium to catch a few hours of sleep. Magnesium regulates melatonin, a natural sleep hormone, and it relaxes your muscles, making it easier to catch some sleep.
Buy Sleep Accessories
There are so many sleep accessories on the market, so try using a neck pillow, a blanket or scarf, eye masks, or noise-canceling headphones. Also, try compression socks or pants, which will help improve your blood circulation and your sleep.