How To Sleep On A Plane

The best course of action to take sometimes isn’t clear until you’ve listed and considered your alternatives. The following paragraphs should help clue you in to what the experts think is significant.

You may not consider everything you just read to be crucial information about how to sleep on a plane. But don’t be surprised if you find yourself recalling and using this very information in the next few days.

“How was your Flight?” These days this phrase is more commonly used with a much stronger sense of Ironic Humor than the friendly pleasantry. Where once there was great food, service, and space there is now a la carte menus, over worked staff, and urgency to stake claim for you and your bags. All of these factors are going to make it harder for you to relax comfortably and enjoy your travels.

The fact that the modern day traveler has less and less space to call their own is driving the need to tune out however possible. The use of OTC (over-the-counter) sleep aids is quickly becoming a winning solution. That being said, you need to understand them and make sure you use them correctly to get maximum results.

As the cost of checked baggage and an increase in occupancy continue to be the one loop holes the airline industry has found to remain profitable in a recessed economy with ballooning gas prices two things has transitively gone down; storage space and leg room.

The overhead compartment is now packed to rim with vacation luggage poorly disguised as carry-on, and the calculation for seating has been optimized for cash not comfort. A recent article by CNN Money states, “The money-losing airline industry reaped more than $1 Billion last year from excess baggage fees, says DOT (Department of Transportation).” The article goes on to say, “excess luggage fees could total $3.5 billion in 2009.” Two measurements determine the seat room provided: seat (cushion) width and front-to-rear spacing. The standards have done little to represent the effect of the chair front of you seemingly dropping into your lap or the true required width of a body being the shoulders and not the hips.

With empty pockets and sore knees consumers are turning towards simple traditional remedies to help them get through the long flight. According to MedicineNet, “MIT results of a meta-analysis of 17 peer-reviewed studies using melatonin. It showed that melatonin was effective in helping people fall asleep”.

It also states, “Melatonin may be useful for treating sleep disturbances.” Melatonin is quickly becoming the remedy to fill the growing demand of irritated travelers, a simple homeopathic remedy to battle against the harsh forces of airline insomnia. Melatonin may also work double duty and help prevent, avoid or overcome jet lag as well. It has been cited in may studies as a great way to help reduce jet lag, so its a great choice.

So remember to be careful up there and pack some dull reading material next time.

Take time to consider the points presented above. What you learn may help you overcome your hesitation to take action.