It took me a while to decide whether or not to write about this topic. You see, I am the kind of person who can fall asleep anywhere. And I mean anywhere. I once fell asleep on the bus while standing. Yup, my hands were raised, holding on to the rail, and I woke up when I almost fell flat on my face.
For those who have difficulty falling asleep while on long haul flights, though, the problems can be serious. The last thing that you would want is to feel dead tired because of lack of sleep all throughout your vacation. Here are some tips on how to get that much needed sleep in-flight.
Make sure the seat reclines.
Of course, this is not a problem for those who fly first class, but for those of us who normally fly coach, it is an issue. Seats in the back row and in the exit area normally do not recline so avoid them if you can.
Get the window seat.
Most people like this because of the view, but there is the added advantage of having a wall to snuggle up to. More so, this seat leaves you undisturbed – as you would be if you were in the middle or aisle seat.
Bring a neck pillow along.
This is the best thing that you can bring with you. It helps support your head and helps avoid that awful jerking movement it makes whenever you nod off. The soft material also helps make you feel more comfortable.
Other things to bring along: mp3 player to drown out the ambient noise and covering for your eyes (most airlines provide this but you can never be sure).