One should approach the task of choosing a seat on a plane strategically: the air in front of the aircraft is fresher and the plane bounces less in these seats and the seats over the wings. It is best not to opt for the seats by the engines, the toilets, or the kitchen. The closer you are to the bow of the aircraft, the less you will be disturbed by engine noise. The seats near the aisle are a few decibels quieter than the ones near the windows.
Experienced travelers recommend reclining the back of the seat as much as possible and opting for a window seat for a more comfortable rest. However, sleep experts say that the best pose for sleeping well is bending forward over the tray. One also shouldn’t bend over the wall near the window. As the survey shows, you’ll unlikely sleep well in this pose.
Before sleeping, our body temperature decreases, because the internal systems of the body begin to work less intensively than during the time you are wide awake. This mechanism can be used during flight to convince the body that it is time to get some rest.
An open neck is one of the reasons why you might feel cold and uncomfortable onboard. If you cover it with a scarf or a cardigan, your neck will feel warmer and it will be easier for you to relax.
An experienced traveler shared a life hack that helps him sleep well onboard planes. All you need to do is use a travel pillow backward. In this case, the pillow will serve as a support for your chin and your head won’t bend forward. At the same time, the back of your head also has support — the seat itself.
In order to prevent hair from electrifying and to make it look neat, experts recommend tying a scarf on your head. Also, to protect your mane from dryness, you can apply a leave-in conditioner to the hair. These measures will make any flight harmless for your hair.
When seeking a comfortable pose, we often put one leg over the other. However, it’s better to skip this when up in the air. Crossing your legs on long flights restricts blood flow and increases the risk of blood clots. Experts urge you to keep your legs straight, slightly bending them at the knees.
The magnesium and potassium in bananas help regulate blood pressure and promote sleep. Therefore, if you find it difficult to fall asleep on the plane, you can eat a couple of bananas.
An experienced flight attendant shared on social media that the reservoirs, where the water is stored onboard aircraft, are not washed as regularly as you’d expect. That’s why she recommends only consuming drinks from sealed containers: water from bottles, soda, and juices. She also advises abstaining from drinking tea and coffee that are prepared from the water in the reservoirs.
When you’re in a meeting, type ⌘Cmd+I (PC: Alt+I) to open the Invite window. From the Email tab, copy the URL, and send it to anyone who you want to invite to the meeting. Or click on Contacts to directly invite a colleague if they’re on your contact list. Note: See Tip #10 for an even faster way to invite others