30 Sleeping Tips For Regular Travelers
5. Wear Loose Fitting, Comfortable Clothing
Never underestimate the advantages of loose, comfortable clothing. We're not suggesting you change into pajamas on your flight (although, if there's somewhere to change, why not?) but the looser the fit the more likely you are to drift off.
However, we still recommend compression socks if on a long haul flight to ward off DVT.
6. Buckle Up and Make It Obvious
You have to have your seatbelt buckled for take-off and landing anyway, and it is recommended you stay belted up throughout the flight anyway, but at certain points, attendants will check you've got your belt fastened.
If they can't see it, they will wake you up to ask you to do so.
Making sure you are hydrated will give you a better rest so try and avoid caffeinated and alcoholic drinks and have plenty of liquids when you can.
Although not too many as you don't want to be woken up by needing the toilet.
8. Turn Off Screens
There is always a temptation to catch up on missed TV shows, check emails or watch a film on the first few hours of a flight but if you can avoid this, you will be better off in terms of sleep.
This is because the light given off by screens tends to keep your brain awake.
9. Travel Pillows
These aren't for everybody as some people really dislike them, but if you've never tried one, then it is worth giving it a go.
They offer head and neck support and stop strains in the neck from sleeping at an awkward angle.