How to Sleep on a Plane
Get some shut-eye in the skies.
Catching 40 winks on a flight can prove as allusive as the Loch Ness Monster or a quiet one in Magaluf.
But fret not!
Read our top tips on how to become a seasoned ariel dozer
Cut the Caffeine
We know, passing up the complimentary inflight brew is a cardinal sin, so reach for the Decaf if youre looking to get some shut-eye.
When theres a will, theres a window seat
A nice wall to prop your pillow on, an infinite number of sheep (*clouds) to count, and most importantly youll never have to wake up for the businessman whos 4 Bloody Marys deep going to the toilet every 5 minutes.
The answers in the middle
Theres being gently rocked to sleep and then theres turbulence. Pitch up in the middle rows for some smooth slumber.
Be a leftie
Weird we know, but youre more likely to nod off on the left-hand side of the plane. Science, magic or voodoo, as long as it works, dont question it.
Hide in your headphones
Because even if you cant sleep, people will leave you alone and thats the next best thing.
Become the night
Too much light and sleep dont make good bedfellows. Eye masks keep out the rays and make you look like Zorro thats pretty cool.
Its perfectly acceptable to wear PJs on a plane
A duvet probably wont fit in your hand luggage. Solution? Onesies and slippers; the fluffier the better.
Go hard the night before
Pound the energy drinks, stick on a movie marathon and watch the sun come up. By the time you fly, no snorer, turbulence or crying baby will keep you from Mr Sandman.
The kids still being shrill? Try some sleeping pills
Some nervous flyers take sleeping remedies and slumber their way through a flight. Herbal or otherwise, just make sure they're legal.
For even more tips to fly in style, check out our travel guide on How to Fly like a Pro.
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