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Sleeping on planes

By Anonymous August 10, 2009 - 11:41am
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Does anyone have any good ideas about getting a 'restful' sleep on airplanes? I have a couple of long, overnight flights coming up and am not really good at public sleeping? And I find I either can't sleep or am so drugged up from medication, I can barely think.

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i suggest a sleep mask and soft music on headphones. Good luck!

August 20, 2009 - 3:34pm

Ditto to Susan's recommendations to drink water, avoid the pre-packed airline meals and get out of your seat to stretch your legs. Eat fresh and your body will thank you. I also pack my own snacks (you just need to comply with current restrictions against unwrapped foods and opened containers).

Upon arrival at the destination, I try to retire at the time I ordinarily would - just on local time (not home time). For example, although I find it relatively easy to snooze on a trans-oceanic flight, when I get to my final destination, I don't nap. Instead, I'll try to get my body adjusted for the time as immediately as possible by staying up until the time of night I would ordinarily go to bed. This works for me.

August 19, 2009 - 4:51pm

In addition to the great suggestions above, I've found it helpful to bring my own mini-pillow and light blanket from home. I also bring some thick, comfy socks so I can take off my shoes. Hope you have a pleasant flight!

August 19, 2009 - 2:23pm
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