I’ve always had trouble sleeping on flights. And, as a travel writer who takes lots of long, international flights, this is a big problem for me. No matter how much I try, I always arrive at my destination feeling totally sleep-deprived and jetlagged, which makes for a rough first day.
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- These Affordable Ear Plugs Make Sleeping On a Plane Much Easier
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- My Favorite Under-$20 Hack for Making Every Flight More Comfortable
Part of the issue is that I prefer to sit in the aisle seat, which gives me the freedom to get up and visit the lavatory whenever I want, without needing to wake anyone up or ask them to move. I’m also fairly tall, so being next to the aisle lets me stretch out my legs to the side periodically.