Secrets of global flying - My onboard ritual
Updated February 07, 2019 by CJ
Sleep is the best way to avoid that groggy, brick behind the eyes feeling that hits you after long haul travel. Decent sleep helps when you have that important meeting the next day, or you’re eager to start your holiday. How then to get decent sleep on a plane?
The airline lounge is a great place to have a shower, take advantage of it if you can! Some airports also have paid showers for those of us not fortunate enough to have lounge access. Otherwise, I try to shower before I leave home or the hotel, it always leaves me refreshed and ready to tackle the challenges associated with travel.
While my waistline doesn’t thank me, I make sure I’m not hungry on the plane so that I can enjoy the time resting or dozing on the flight. The airline lounge is another good source here, though many airports have a good food selection worth checking out.
3. Brush teeth
If the airline’s not giving you a toothbrush, bring in a hotel toothbrush pack, the toothepaste is perfect size to squeeze past security. Brushing teeth always leaves me feeling fresh.
4. Get comfy
Grap a neck pillow, an eye mask, and a blanket; kick off your shoes and you’ll ready to sleep in no time.
Watch a movie! My go to movie to sleep on planes used to be Furious 7; the background white noise of explosions and gun fire combined with Vin Diesel’s deep soothing voice guaranteed forthecoming sleep.
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