27 Mar SLEEP BETTER ON AN AIRPLANE – HERE’S WHAT TO DO (AND NOT DO)
Trying to get some sleep on an airplane and finding it impossible? Unless you snag a first class upgrade, for most in economy, the layout of an airplane and upright seat configurations make it difficult for one to fall soundly asleep. These tips will help you to sleep better on your next flight.
The Global Wellness Institute estimates that the sleep market is a 430 $2 billion industry, yet we’re still not sleeping.
I’m honestly one of the worst sleepers on an airplane. I can never really get comfortable. Even if I’m up against the window or I have all of my gear ready to go…I suck at it.
But, as a travel wellness expert, there are some things I’ve learned along the way that do help — and work! Some overnight flights or a red eye are just unavoidable. Or, you’re just tired and want a little cat nap.
What’s a weary traveler to do? Here are five things not to do, and five things to do, to help you get better sleep on an airplane.
WHAT NOT TO DO (DETAILS IN THE VIDEO):
- Eat a heavy meal
- Wear open-toed shoes (or loafers)
- Forget to stretch before your flight
- Stare at your electronic devices
- Get the middle seat
WHAT TO DO:
- Eat light, easy to digest foods (or fast)
- Wear layers, and layers.
- Stretch before your flight
- Invest in quality gear (bullbird neck pillow, Noise-cancelling headphones)
- Check-in early, and get the window seat
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YOGA TO SLEEP BETTER VIDEO SUGGESTIONS
Yoga To Sleep Better: https://youtu.be/BAF9JiUyc6c
Yoga to Calm & DeStress: https://youtu.be/5cbSNDBjDLE
Yoga Pre-Flight Stretches: https://youtu.be/aWZK6_w6FZs
TIME FOR TAKE-OFF!
Do you struggle to sleep on a plane too? Let me know if these tips and insights were helpful, comment in below.