Travel is everything. Yeah, airports tend to stink, flights can be super expensive and often delayed but in the end, it’s all worth it. I am at the stage in my life where I am investing in seeing new places. Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure I am going to wake up a year from now and realize that I should have thought more about saving for my future, but for right now I am focused on seeing the world and immersing myself in different cultures.
While I love to travel, I will be the first to admit that I am hands down the ugliest plane sleeper in the world. It’s like when I sit down in a plane seat, I lose full control of my body, I am THAT person on a plane. I will sit next to you and either fall asleep on your shoulder with my mouth open or fall asleep sitting up straight and let my head slam forward and wake me up in shock. In reality, the only thing I have going for me is the fact that I don’t snore.
Over the years my sister has found it super amusing to take photos and videos of me every time I fall asleep on a plane. After discovering this album and taking a look through the horrendous shots, I realized I needed to find a better way to sleep comfortably/attractively on a plane. Let’s be real, you never know who you will meet on a plane and I want to make sure I look like Sleeping Beauty when someone strolls down the aisle past me.
Whether your flight is only a few hours or it’s a cross continent venture, getting comfy and catching some quality shut eye will make the upcoming adventure even better. After much testing and trying, I have come up with a list of essential items to help you sleep on a plane in the most comfy way ever.
Some airlines provide blankets but they are actually awful. It is literally like cuddling with a large piece of cardboard so I have started bringing my own blanket on flights. If you can find room in your carryon, having your own blanket is key. There are a bunch of different blanket options to choose from. I recently purchased a mermaid blanket because not only is it coolest looking blanket in the world, but it also makes you feel so cozy.
I feel like every time I am in the airport, I find myself in one of the overpriced newsstands buying a pillow for the plane. After purchasing my 15th pillow that inevitably ends up where is belongs, in the garbage… I decided to invest in a nicer one. There are so many different plane pillows and head support contraptions so be sure to do your research before going with one. You want to make sure you get the best travel neck pillow for you.
I never thought I would be one to wear an eye mask in general and especially in public but this has changed my travel game. While I doubted it at first, an eye mask really does help you get into a deep and peaceful sleep. You won’t have to be bothered by your neighbors reading light all fight anymore. An eye mask is also a good sign to the flight attendant that you are asleep and don’t need a drink or snack.