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How to Survive a Red Eye Flight

There are several benefits to flying red-ey including the fact that red-eye flights are generally cheaper.

And they also allow you to save on accommodation costs, because you can sleep in the plane!

By flying red-eye, you are also less likely to disrupt your usual sleeping pattern, so it will help with jet-lag if you are changing time zones when traveling.

Some people stray away from red-eye flights because they find it hard to actually get any sleep on the plane.

So in this article we are going to go over some tips to help you arrive at your destination refreshed and ready!

Here are 4 Tips on How to Survive a Red Eye Flight:

Choose a Good Seat

The main decision you have to make when booking your flight is whether to buy a First Class ticket or fly in Economy.

If you’re not on a budget or have been saving miles, consider splurging on a more comfortable option.

First Class seats have the advantage of offering a lying position, making sleeping much easier.

If First Class just isn’t an option, you can still choose the best seat in Economy.

Always opt for a window seat, this way you can lean on the window for more comfort rather than being stuck between two people in the middle seat or in an isle seat where everyone can stare at you or bump into you.

Emergency exit seats are also an excellent option because they offer extra leg room and are more spacious.

Sleeping Aid

Aside from melatonin, there are so many other supplements that may be taken if you would like to fall asleep, whether you are on a plane or in your bedroom.

Some common examples are:

  • Magnesium
  • Kratom
  • Lavender
  • Ginkgo biloba

These natural sleep aids work in different manners.

For instance, magnesium works by relaxing your muscles and telling your nervous system to calm down.

On the other hand, valerian root, passionflower, lavender, and ginkgo biloba help to reduce stress and anxiety, both of which can keep you from having a restorative kind of sleep.

Kratom is a natural supplement that works by calming the nervous system and relaxing you, providing feelings of well being.

Kratom is a popular choice because it only lasts 3-6 hours (depending on the dose), so you won’t get to your destination with drowsiness or any other nasty side effects.

Dress Comfortably

There’s nothing worse than having to shift around in your seat because your pants are too tight or aren’t stretchy enough.

Whenever possible, wearing comfortable travel clothes will make sleeping that much easier.

A good lounge set or even yoga clothes are super soft, breathable and cozy.

Not only are these sets comfortable, but they are also cute and give you an effortlessly chic airport look.

If you are traveling for business, consider quickly changing your outfit in a bathroom before jetting off to your big meeting.

Pack a Warm Layer

Planes are notoriously cold, making it hard to fall asleep or get into a comfortable position.

We recommended taking a layer to bundle up.

Take something cozy to help you stay warm. It could be a jacket, poncho, shawl, or little blanket.

We love taking a large scarf that can double as an accessory and blanket (or even a pillow!).

Cashmere or merino wool is our personal preference, as these fabrics are so soft and cozy, yet breathable.

As you can see, a red-eye flight doesn’t have to be miserable! With a little preparation and planning, you can take advantage of the many benefits of flying red-eye.

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