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Three Steps To Better Sleep On A Plane

Jonathan Warren

29.10.2012

Sleep Well

Jonathan Warren
So many of us would love to be able to get a good night’s sleep whilst travelling on a plane. We’d love to recharge our bodies after a nice long rest, ready for adventures in our chosen destination. But unfortunately, it’s easier said than done. Whether it’s the cramped seats, noisy engine, upright sleeping position or screaming babies, many of us just struggle to get any shut-eye. Of course, those with business class tickets can usually just get comfortable in those seats that transform into flat beds. But those who travel in economy class don’t have that luxury. So without further ado, here are 3 tips which should make your flight a more pleasant and restful experience: 1) Wear comfortable clothes. “Too many people dress inappropriately for a flight," says Sammy Margo, sleep expert at the Physiotherapy and Pilates Practice in London. "If you're too warm and you can't get cool, you're not going to be able to get any rest." 2) Sleeping in an upright position isn’t something most of us are used to. So try this suggestion from Bobby Laurie, a flight attendant for a major American airline: "I've seen more and more people sleeping on the tray table. It keeps you in your own space and allows you to spread your arms out." 3) Try to avoid consuming any alcohol. According to Margo, “you'll end up dehydrated and that prevents you from getting into the deeper realms of sleep." sleep on plane

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Jonathan Warren

Jonathan Warren

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