How To Get The Best Sleep During Your Flight Five simple tips to help you grab some shut eye.

Jet lag is one of the worst things about flying, and it can be hard to avoid, but sleeping during your flight, especially if you’re in Economy Class flying overseas, can help combat jet lag. Here are some tips for getting a good sleep during your flight.

Comfortable Clothing

If you don’t have the need to look professional while you fly, throw on a sweat shirt and some comfortable pants. Not only is it easier than sleeping in a shirt, but it removes your bulkier clothing items, saving you packing space. You’ll notice a large improvement in your ability to relax and settle back into your seat. I like to save my most comfortable clothing for flights.

Buy A Neck Pillow

Buying a neck pillow for your flight might be the most revolutionary thing you can do to make your flight more comfortable. Providing neck support for yourself is a worthwhile expenditure, and it’s a sure way to help you get some rest. If you forget to buy a neck pillow before you get to the airport, every airport has stores which sell them, though they might be a little more expensive.

How to get the best sleep during flying

Get A Window Seat

Managing to secure a window seat before your flight provides something else to lean against, especially if you have a neck pillow. The only downside is you might wake up with a kink somewhere. Buy your flight well in advance, and you’ll have the best chance of snagging a window seat for free!

Bring A Baseball Hat

No one likes sleeping in public, so what seems to be one of the largest deterrents of people sleeping on flights is the feeling of being ‘seen’ while they are sleeping and feeling uncomfortable. Bring a baseball cap in your carry-on and pull it down over your eyes for a little more peace. It can do wonders to improve your comfortability while trying to get an extra few Z’s in.


Using sleep aids can be dangerous while you’re flying because you may miss important announcements. The gentler and more natural approach is using melatonin. Some doctors have advised beginning taking melatonin three days before your flight, but keep in mind that results vary, so it may not work as well for you as someone else.

There are a lot of tips out there for methods to get the best sleep possible while flying, so if you’re one of those people who struggles to sleep while in the air, these are some worthy options to try.

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