How to Sleep Well in Aircraft

Flight disruptions such as turbulence can disrupt sleep of airline passengers

Kuala Lumpur International Airport - Image credit A Sitta Devi

Sleep soundly in airplane often happens on a flight, especially on long-haul fight, perhaps you've been there. But there is always a small annoyances happening around.

Many disturbances such as a narrow bench, bright lighting, until the air turbulences are a few things that make it difficult, as the quote in the sites KompasTravel, January 25, and you know the need for sleep is required by the passenger.

In addition to jet lag as a common problem in long distance flights, when the condition of the body's biological clock does not synch with an external clock on the outside of the body, symptoms such as dizziness, insomnia, difficulty concentrating, and a bad mood.

In the case of jet lag experienced by passengers, the need for sleep can overcome jet lag, as stated by Dr. Carl Bazil, Sleep Specialist and Professor of Neurology at Columbia University.

Article on the site Travel and Leisure, Wednesday, January 25, writing notes of Dr. Bazil about important things that can help you sleep soundly in a plane.

1. Eat before boarding

"Eat before boarding the plane. Indirectly, this is the code for your body that 'this is dinner time'."

We recommend that you do not expect food served by the airline in flight, although will be provided.

2. Bring a blindfold

He suggested that to avoid all types of light sources, lamps, cell phones, gadgets, and others. The use of tools can reduce tension, wear eye blindfolds and get ready for a break.

3. Use a neck pillow

"The pillows neck is very helpful to get a sleeping position."

4. Bring something from home

No harm you create the best situation in the plane, because it ensures quality sleep.

You can bring from home, such as “small” pillows cushion for use in aircraft.

5. Drinking mineral water

Mineral water affects best health, should avoid drinks during flight, such as coffee, tea, soda included.

Mineral water best to avoid dehydration, and does not contain caffeine, making it easier to break.

The need to sleep on a long trip should be well prepared, the suggestions above can be considered a bit much.

Source: S Anindiati Nursastri - KompasTravel, Travel and Leisure
Image: A Sitta Devi


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