Sleeping on an airplane can be a difficult feat and for many travelers, there are a few variables that make it so hard to have a few hours of silence. These include a lack of privacy and personal space, dry, recycled air, and turbulence.
Perhaps one of the most common reasons passengers have trouble sleeping is the noise on board.
From fellow passengers chatting to the hum of the airplane engine, there are plenty of sounds you wouldn’t normally hear when trying to sleep.
Travel blogger Cairo Ferguson, sharing her travel tips and tricks on the blog JourneyJunket.comrevealed a simple hand luggage item that can provide “uninterrupted sleep” even on the busiest of to flee.
Speaking to Express.co.uk, she explained: “For me, it’s all about earplugs.
“I use them every night at home anyway. I’m obsessed with being quiet, otherwise I can’t sleep.
“I like to sleep on airplanes, but I need silence.
“There’s nothing worse than being stuck behind some loud chatterboxes with the jet engine roaring too.
“With a good pair of earplugs, I can get a few hours of uninterrupted sleep and feel refreshed upon arrival.”
“While cabins are generally kept between 71G and 75F (21C and 23.8C), temperatures fluctuate in different zones of the cabin and when an aircraft takes off, flies and lands.
“One study found that 60 percent of aircraft experience temperature fluctuations of 50 degrees.
“Dress in light, easily removable layers to avoid both overheating and getting cold when the plane cools down.”
Cairo added that it is also worth making sure you wear comfortable shoes, such as sneakers, that are easy to put on and take off.