Most people don’t like the shows on TV while flying, or the snacks they serve, some people just want to sleep throughout the journey, depending on the distance, I’ll say. But the problem is finding the right position to suit your mood, so based on thorough research I’ve come across 10 best sleeping positions that might be good for you while on a plane. This article was originally published on InfiniteLegroom.
The Window Lean:
Dibs window. You might not have easy access to the bathroom, but it’s worth it. Put your pillow against the wall, it’s a luxury only privy to this seat, and it is suggested that you sleep that way if you don’t want to land grumpy.
Do you feel like throwing up, restless, sweaty with fear, just ball up. This is a good way to stabilize your nausea. Cross your legs, tuck your arms in your chest, and plop your head towards your knees.
Airplanes were made for this, so here’s your bread and butter. Press the circular button, push your seat back and sink into the little depth you’ve now made for yourself. Just don’t recline before takeoff, or you risk that awful moment of being woken abruptly by a steward telling you to put your seat up.
Bring your legs to your hips,and kick them off to the side. Warning, if you are in an aisle “crabbong”, be conscious of the passing food and beverage cart and stumbling passengers. This works best with an aisle seat, but is still possible without one, depending on your situation.
The Faux-Bed is the diamond of in-flight sleeping, as it requires a full row of empty seats. This is a rare occasion, like a landing on time or no turbulence, but it happens, and when it does take it! Request a blanket, grab a pillow, and sprawl your body all over that row (so comfy!).
Buy a U-shaped neck pillow, and sleep with it. You won’t look sexy, but while your friends are laughing, you’ll be snoozing.
Heads Down, Seven Up:
Pull out the tray table attached to the back of the seat in front of you, and tell your stewardess you won’t be needing a drink. Your tray automatically becomes your pillow, and its busy holding your head.
The Sit Up:
This is called The Sit Up because you’re simply sitting up but also because it’s tough work. No problem, you’re straight G. Leave all the cover-ups, like your eye mask, blanket, pillow. Tip the hat down, turn up your tunes, and starting sheep. Whether your head lobs forward or to the side, you’ll wake up sore.
Because the most comfortable positions aren’t actually that comfortable.
Cozy your head onto the shoulder of the person to either your left or right. Hope you’re the leaner and not the leaned-on. And really hope you know whoever’s next to you.
So, find your style and test each position.