Although the dropping costs of airfare and the rise of budget airlines have made flying much more accessible, it’s also created a few major drawbacks that can make your flight an unpleasant one. Sadly, shrinking airplane seats and cramped leg room have become the norm as airline companies attempt to stuff as many passengers as they can into a small space.
Here are 10 hacks for getting more comfortable on a plane and ensuring your trip will be as enjoyable and yes, sleep-conducive as possible.
Buy a travel blanket.
Fielding constant temperature changes can be one of the biggest issues on a flight, but it can be difficult to dress in layers without taking up too much space in your carry-on bag.
Instead of bringing a bulky scarf or jacket, invest in a travel blanket which can also double as a support for your lower back or for your neck. The best part is that some travel blankets come in small, compact case which won’t take up much room in your bag.
Bring an eye mask.
Whether or not you’re taking a red-eye flight, an eye mask is an essential accessory that can help you sleep. This is because darkness is incredibly important for falling asleep. Darkness stimulates the production of the hormone melatonin, which helps us relax and fall asleep.
Pack products to prevent chapping and dryness.
The air inside of an airplane can be very dehydrating, which means you could be facing dry eyes and parched skin while you’re in the air.
Come prepared with eye drops and an all-purpose balm that’s small enough for you to bring on board but that will work overtime on any dryness you have.
If you’re really looking to treat yourself, consider getting a hydrating sheet mask for your next long trip.
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Source: Business insider