Who are the luckiest people on an airplane?
The ones in first class? The members of the Mile High Club? No. It's actually not any of them. It's the ones who are sleeping. Hello people of the interwebs! I'm Dara and this is "Thrillist Travel Guide," the show where we not only tell you about the best places to visit and what to do when you're there, we tell you how to be a better traveler overall.
Today we will be focusing on one of the great struggles of air travel: sleeping on a plane. Some of you may have this on lock already, so if you do, congratulations. And I hate you. But, seriously, sleeping on a plane is not easy for everyone. So here we have compiled some tips and hacks for sleeping on a plane: Number 1: Seat Choice If you have the option to choose your seat, make it a window seat, so you can keep your elbows make it a window seat, so you can keep your elbows far away from rolling beverage carts far away from rolling beverage carts and avoid people getting up and down to stretch their legs, pee, work out, whatever.
And yes, I've seen someone working out on a plane. - Three. - I don't think so. Also be careful with exit row seats.
They sound great at first because of the extra legroom, but sometimes they don't recline. Epic fail. You can check out SeatGuru or SeatExpert to find out. They have seat maps of most commercial airlines. Number 2: Sleeping Gear First things first: Arrive in comfy clothes. Stretchy pants and sweats are your friends. As are hoodies, and sleeves that roll up or down to deal with any temperature changes. - You know what else is number one?
My sweatpants. Sneakers or any type of slide-on shoe works well too, so you can remove them easily. - Ohh. So comfy. - Sleeping masks are crucial, because they will keep out any light and make you feel like you're in your own little cocoon, all warm and fuzzy. Noise-canceling headphones are a great move too, if you want to take a step up from the ear plugs.
They might be pricey, but they're worth it. And here's a pro tip on the pillow: If you're in that unfortunate middle seat, turn your neck pillow around so your chin is resting on the front and you don't accidentally fall on your neighbor.
We talked about this already. It's not a good look. Number 3: Drugs This isn't some homeopathic, all-natural, vegan channel. We love you guys, but we're also realists, OK? Sometimes you just need the (bleep) drugs for that extra help. There are a few popular ones for sleeping on planes, but these are the ones that we recommend: - I'm not a doctor, but I play one on TV.