Before you board a plane, read these tips from Bustle.com to help you sleep during your journey so you arrive rested and refreshed.
- Avoid caffeine, sugar and alcohol. They can keep you up throughout the flight.
- Opt for the window seat. It gives you a place to rest your head, and you’re less likely to be disrupted by others getting up and down.
- Bring your own blanket. Not every airline offers blankets, so it’s a good idea to toss a small, thin one into your bag.
- Adjust your sleep schedule. Try to plan your flight to sync with your biological schedule. Also, a few days before your flight, go to bed earlier and wake earlier to help your body get adjusted.
- Buckle your seatbelt over your blanket. If flight attendants can see your seatbelt, they won’t need to wake you to check during takeoff, landing or turbulence.
- Turn off your TV screen. The same rule that applies in your bedroom pertains to planes, too. Artificial light interrupts the production of melatonin.
- Take off your shoes and put on cozy socks. You’ll feel more comfortable, and it will be better for your circulation.