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There are some people in this world that seem to fall asleep instantly on an airplane with no problem at all. There are others, however, that can’t seem to catch even the slightest bit of shuteye. I used to fall asleep instantly on airplane flights. In fact, I could usually fall asleep even before we took off. As years have gone by though, I’ve found it to be increasingly more difficult to snooze the flight away. If you tend to have the same problem, there are some helpful tips that might make a difference …
1. Stay Hydrated
It’s important to hydrate yourself before a flight. Instead of packing in all the water the first bit of the flight, drink up throughout the day or the night before. Staying hydrated can help your body to relax when you’re in flight. You don’t want to drink too much right before though or you’ll be racing to the bathroom.
2. Wear Multiple Layers
Wear comfortable clothes on your flight and have a few layers. This allows you to easily adjust to different temperatures and avoid feeling either too hot or too cold. (If you are warm enough, you can always use that jacket as a pillow.)
3. Listen to Comforting Tunes
If you have trouble falling asleep because of anxiety, it can help to create a playlist of comforting tunes to listen to. This can help make you comfortable and also drown out the other sounds around you. One of the reasons it can be hard to sleep is because all your senses are stimulated on a plane, put on an eye mask and headphones, and you might be asleep in no time.
Jacinda Boneau is a fabric designer and founding co-editor at Pretty Prudent, the premier design and lifestyle blog providing inspiration and instruction to help anyone create beautiful things, food, and experiences for their friends and family.