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9 Tips to Get Better Sleep on a Plane

As much as technology has made strides in many things, travel, particularly overseas travel, is still somewhat limited by the speed of the airplane. Granted, it is much easier to fly to Europe, Asia or other destination than 50 years ago, but some things about flying a long distance are still very difficult to overcome. Sleeping, for instance, on a particularly long flight is still difficult at best and almost impossible at worst. Protect Your Bubble, travel protection brand, offers a list of tips to get some rest on those long flights and red-eyes. 

  1. Don’t sleep before – Try and get as little rest as possible before flying, so exhaustion will eventually take over and rest will be possible. Jet lag is going to happen, so sleeping on the plane may be a bit easier if there is a need to sleep beforehand.
  2. Bring iPod – Create a playlist of soothing music or relaxing white noise sounds to help rest while on a plane, or at very least help drown the noise of the snorer in the next row over.
  3. Eye Mask – Depending on the time of the flight and direction of the same, there is a strong chance to be in the sun the entire time. If so, an eye mask will keep the annoying light in check while catching forty winks.
  4. Earplugs – Ear plugs are inexpensive, disposable and priceless when there is a crying baby on the plane, a loud snoring individual or a loud chatter of conversation. Bring extra sets for those around who will no doubt appreciate the kind gesture of sharing.
  5. Head pillow – Sold in specialty stores, this U-shaped pillow supports a neck while having to sleep in a vertical position and helps prevent or forestall a sore neck when waking.
  6. Get a window seat – At least with a window seat, there is a place to perch against and get as comfortable as possible. Having a pillow and something to cancel the noise makes it much more comfortable.
  7. Drink milk or chamomile tea – Milk has traces of tryptophan, the protein in turkey that makes people sleepy and chamomile tea is long known as a sleep-enhancer. Flight attendants are happy to bring hot water and milk should be available on the flight.
  8. Dress comfortably – A plane trip of several hours is difficult enough, but wear clothes that will allow movement and a chance to relax. Save the business suits and such for the big meeting.
  9. Avoid caffeine – This should go without saying, but if the day absolutely needs a cup of coffee, make it decaf at least this time. The body and brain will appreciate it in the long run.

When planning the next getaway, remember that vacation protection is a great way to cover trip emergencies, cancellations and interruptions. Protect Your Bubble travel protection gives travelers peace of mind, starting at $14 per trip. Visit for a quick quote.



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