Sleeping on a long plane flight is something we all strive to do but is becoming more and more annoying to attempt. What with the smaller seats, crowded cabins and jam-packed lifestyles, it can be hard to just turn off your brain and fall asleep.
While we all know a great pillow and even seat choice can help facilitate some Zs, there might be other helpful products as well. Some of the more obvious ones include an eye mask (our choice is not only 100% handmade but ergonomically correct) and a lightweight, soft, compact blanket that travels easily.
Other, maybe less conspicuous items worth mentioning, include great tasting melatonin sleep gummies, some futuristic, noise-canceling headphones (can someone say Augmented Reality?) and even a hanging footrest.
These items, in tandem with your trusty sleep pillow, might be just the things you were missing to get that much-needed shut-eye on your red eye.
1. Mavogel Cotton Eye Sleep Mask
The Mavogel Sleep Eye Mask is 100% handmade and uses a patented bending design making it adjustable, durable and effectively able to block all incoming light. This ergonomic mask has been designed to fit all head shapes and sizes and is made with five layers of super breathable fabric, giving you an ultra soft and fresh feeling around the delicate eye area. Other benefits include a soft cotton triangle wing design that places minimal pressure around the eyes and face and a convenient, protective carrying case.
2. OLLY Sleep Gummy Chews
The OLLY Sleep Gummies are made to boost your body’s natural sleep hormones to help mellow your mind and calm your senses, allowing you to relax and sleep. Scientifically-formulated, these gluten-free vitamins contain melatonin with L-Theanine and botanicals like chamomile and lemon balm that will help your sleep faster, while encouraging a feeling of calm, allowing you to fall into a deep, restful sleep. With a pleasant blackberry flavor, it is recommended to take two gummies when needed or just before a long flight.
3. Sleepy Ride Airplane Footrest
Sleepy Ride’s Airplane Footrest is made with premium, thick memory foam making your plane ride feel like you are sitting in a recliner with your feet resting on pillows. In addition to comfort, this footrest provides leg and lower back support, prevents lower back pain, stiffness and leg swelling sometimes associated with longer flights. Easy to use, simply hang the footrest on the arms of the tray table and place your feet in the footrest. Its adjustable straps allow you to adjust to the right length for the ultimate support.
4. Cocoon CoolMax Blanket
The Cocoon CoolMax Travel Blanket is made with a special mid-weight CoolMax knit that is warm, breathable, moisture-wicking and ultimately just feels great on your skin. This generously-sized blanket is ultra-compact and lightweight and is a great way to keep warm on planes, in your car, at home or even at the office.
5. Bose QuietComfort Noise Cancelling Headphones
The Bose QuietComfort Headphones might be the ultimate travel indulgence. With three levels of world-class noise cancellation, you will reap the benefits of a better listening experience in any environment. Now enabled with Bose AR (Augmented Reality), these headphones are now embedded with a multi-directional, audio-only motion sensor that can be used to provide contextual audio based on wherever you are. These headphones are also Alexa-enabled and its noise-canceling and music sharing capabilities can be easily adjusted with the Bose connect app.