These things will keep you awake on the plane: an experienced pilot reveals three secrets for getting a good night's sleep in economy class
For many passengers, sleep is the salvation during a long and grueling flight. However, this can be hindered by a variety of factors that travelers often do not think about. An experienced pilot gave three tips on how to get a good night's sleep in economy class, and explained what can get in the way of a good night's sleep.
He shared these tips with the editors of the Newsweek website. Note that it is better to think about your sleep in advance and prepare for the flight (scroll to the bottom of the page to see photos).
The wrong seat
Your posture and quality of sleep depend directly on the seat on the plane, so it is better to choose it in advance. If possible, the pilot recommends buying a seat by the window, because you can lean on the wall and make yourself comfortable. Also, the interlocutor advises to sit in a part of the plane where people rarely walk, that is, away from the aisle or the restroom, so that the other passengers accidentally did not wake you up.
It is not for nothing that airlines advise to wear comfortable clothes during the flight. Sleep in a tracksuit or loose-fitting clothes will be more comfortable, while the belt, corset and other rigid elements of the closet can interfere with sleep and pressure during the rest.
Usually the airplane serves nutritious and fatty food to keep passengers full throughout the flight, but the pilot does not recommend eating it before going to bed. You should eat before the flight or choose a light snack so that a full stomach does not interfere with a sound sleep.
The pilot also recommended that you bring a pillow to put under your head or back. Comfort is very important for getting a good night's sleep.
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