The Importance of Sleep When Flying

Getting enough rest is imperative for our well-being and health. It’s even more important before and whilst you are travelling. A lack of sleep can result in a weakened immune system which is not great when you’re travelling on a plane with extremely low humidity as well as sick passengers. It can put you at risk of a ruined holiday! Unfortunately whilst we can’t all travel business or first class with a lie flat bed, here are some of the tips and tricks we’ve found on how to get a good sleep and whilst flying and avoid the all too common jet-lag:

 

  1. Avoid Consuming (Some) Foods & Drinks

 

Eating spicy foods can cause stomach aches and make it hard to get quality sleep. Similarly, consuming dubious amounts of coffee will keep you awake (for obvious reasons). Did you also know, according to VitalSleep.com - alcohol and snoring are related? Alcohol works as a muscle relaxant, it makes snoring worse as your jaw and throat muscles relax so much so that soft tissue can block your airway.

 

2. Turn Off Electronics

 

Make sure you turn of your in-flight entertainment screen, phone and music so YOU can switch off.

 

3. Use a Neck Pillow

 

It’s hard to doze off when you’re having to sit upright in an economy seat for hours on end. Using a neck pillow is the perfect way to get comfy and avoid a strained neck. Check out our pillow here.

 

4.  Recline, Recline, Recline

 

If you’re flying economy, sitting up straight for hours will cause lower back pain. Recline your seat for the best chance of getting some shut eye.

 

Safe travels,

EAST

The Importance of Sleep When Flying

 

Getting enough rest is imperative for our well-being and health. It’s even more important before and whilst you are travelling. A lack of sleep can result in a weakened immune system which is not great when you’re travelling on a plane with extremely low humidity as well as sick passengers. It can put you at risk of a ruined holiday! Whilst we can’t all travel business or first class with a lie flat bed, here are some of the tips and tricks we’ve found on how to get a good sleep and whilst flying and avoid the all too common jet-lag:

 

  1. Avoid Consuming (Some) Foods & Drinks

 

Eating spicy foods can cause stomach aches and make it hard to get quality sleep. Similarly, consuming dubious amounts of coffee will keep you awake (for obvious reasons). Did you also know, according to VitalSleep.com - alcohol and snoring are related? Alcohol works as a muscle relaxant, it makes snoring worse as your jaw and throat muscles relax so much so that soft tissue can block your airway.

 

2. Turn Off Electronics

 

Make sure you turn of your in-flight entertainment screen, phone and music so YOU can switch off.

 

3. Use a Neck Pillow

 

It’s hard to doze off when you’re having to sit upright in an economy seat for hours on end. Using a neck pillow is the perfect way to get comfy and avoid a strained neck. Check out our pillow here.

 

4.  Recline, Recline, Recline

 

If you’re flying economy, sitting up straight for hours will cause lower back pain. Recline your seat for the best chance of getting some shut eye.

 

Safe travels,

EAST