Good sleep on a plane, so easy

Economy or business? it does not matter. I do not know what a jetlag is, because life is so short and for most of us it is absolutely unacceptable to spend 1-2 days to adapt in the new time zone after a long flight. 

Therefore, you need to sleep on board, so that upon arrival, immediately study the new place, and not hobble to the hotel in search of a pillow. Many people think that it's enough to topple 50 grams of cognac to fall asleep, but in fact you can completely do without alcohol, because there are so many important nuances.
1. Do not sleep before the flight

This is the most important rule. I do not know why, but I always get this point very naturally, the completion of some current affairs and charges at night at the last moment, early departure, etc. All this leads to the fact that on board I'm ready to sleep before take-off. But I love the onboard food, so I turn off only after dinner.

It is very important to try already during the flight to go to sleep in the time zone where you fly and not allow yourself to relax and doze off a couple of hours on arrival, this will only worsen and lengthen the adaptation. Jetlag, this excuse, flew, just live in local time.

2. Choose the right place on the board

This is very important for a comfortable flight, The site seatguru.com must be mandatory in your checklist before any flight.

But with regard to the actual topic of the article on how to properly fall in the plane I have one important addition. Before choosing a place on the board, be sure to familiarize yourself with the real route of your flight, because the globe is round and the plane overcomes the shortest distance from point A to B, for those that fly infrequently or for the first time it generally becomes a discovery, looking at the monitor screen during the flight. After all we are all used to flat maps.

Why is it important to know and how this can interfere with your dream?

If you like to sit by the window, depending on the direction of the flight, the time of day and the time zone difference, the sun can shine all the way to your side, heating the closed window shutter very much, on the sunny side of the plane it's always hotter, which reduces comfort and, accordingly, You will not get enough sleep and you'll get tired more than the place on the opposite side. In bright sunshine, even the curtain of the porthole is unpleasant to open, not to mention the glare at photographing.

For example, the day flight Istanbul-San Francisco is in the air for 12 hours, but flies around noon from Istanbul and arrives in the afternoon in San Francisco. Due to the difference in time zones and overcoming them from east to west during the day, the sun will almost always be on the left side of most of the flight. The place at the window to the right will be much more comfortable.

Do not forget to close the window shutter during a night flight from west to east if you plan to sleep, The dawn will come much faster than you expect due to the difference in time zones and the rays of the bright sun will wake you up literally in an hour or two after going to bed.

On the lower deck of the Airbus A380 at the window sit less comfortable, because because of the curvature of the fuselage between the extreme seat near the window and the wall is very long, put your head on one side, resting against the wall will not work, the pillow is constantly falling down.



Therefore, choose places on the upper deck if possible, sleep there is more comfortable, the fuselage is rounded just at the level of your head.

Also on the upper deck there is an extra compartment for personal items at the armrest level. Again, all this is due to the curvature of the fuselage of the two decks A380

If you are flying on a large longhaul liner with incomplete loading, then I advise you to walk through the landing at the end of the cabin, to see the availability of free rows of middle seats. If they are, then keep to the low start and immediately after the flight attendant's phrase boarding complete - change. If you wait for a take-off with thoughts to change seats later then you just will get ahead.

3. Buy the right headphones


The correct headphones for air travel are mandatory presence of an active noise cancellation system. The headphones have a microphone that accepts ambient noise and inverts its frequency on the contrary,  In headphones, even with the music off, you do not hear almost anything.