When your travel destination is a faraway place, you need enough rest so that your body can overcome everything that potentially overwhelming such as time zone, different environment, etc. Hence, it is important to sleep well prior the trip so you can arrive feeling more refreshed and ready
How to sleep well during long-haul flight
Even for seasoned travelers, sleeping on a plane can be tricky because there are so many disruptions. Turbulence, noisy passengers, crying babies, unfamiliar noises, and more are some of the reasons some travelers cannot even close their eyes for few minutes. And here are some tips for you to sleep well during a long-haul flight:
Don’t feel guilty to splurge
If you plan on such a long trip where your destination is so faraway then you can splurge on first class or at least premium economy. With the lie flat seats, you will be able to rest your body better. It is more optimal to sleep and you will wake feeling energized. If first class seat is too pricey, you may opt for premium economy seat since it usually has more spacious legroom, wider seat, and have more space to recline.
Consider your flight’s timing
For a long -haul flight, it is important to consider many points including the timing. Since you need to rest well during the flight, make sure to choose the right time when booking your ticket. Also, you will have to face different time zone. And if the gap is pretty big then timing does matter. Choose flight’s time that fit your sleeping schedule. Pick the time of your flight that is the closest to when you would sleep normally at home.
Choose your seat wisely
When booking your ticket, choose your seat wisely to have a good sleep. It is recommended to choose window seat since you have something to lean against when you sleep. Also, avoid a seat that is too close to the galley or restroom because those areas are usually full of commotion of passengers which can disturb your sleep. You may also consider bulk seat wince it has extra room for your leg and there is no one directly in front of you to worry about. The downside is, it is near the galley and restroom.
Consider direct flight
To reach faraway destination, you may have to take multiple flights and this is not a good news because you won’t be able to rest fully. Hence, it is highly recommended that you opt for direct flight if possible. It’s much better to opt for a one eight-hours flight instead of two four-hours flight. You can just sleep like a baby without having to worry about catching connecting flight.
Avoid caffeinated beverages
It is highly recommended to avoid any caffeinated beverages right before your flight since you will feel more alert. Opt for healthier drinks and if possible, talk to your doctor to ask for sleeping aids or supplements they can recommend to help you fall asleep better during your flight.