7 Simple Tips for Surviving Overnight Flights ...


I know as well as anyone that flying can be stressful no matter what time of day you take off, but when it comes to surviving overnight flights, there are always extra frustrations that also need to be taken into account.

Tired of cramped seats and noisy neighbors keeping you awake all night long?

While flying throughout the night may never be an incredibly enjoyable experience, here are seven tips for surviving overnight flights that have helped make my own travels a little less stressful.

1. Prevent Hunger and Thirst

During my very first overnight flight 10 years ago, I remember sitting awake the entire time because my stomach was growling and Iโ€™d failed to pack enough snacks.

While bringing snacks and water on board is always wise no matter what the length of your flight, I learned the hard way that itโ€™s especially important for surviving overnight flights.

Since itโ€™s impossible to get a good nightโ€™s rest when youโ€™re incredibly hungry or thirsty, try to eat a healthy meal before you board, pick up a bottle of water after passing through security and throw plenty of extra snacks, like fruit, granola bars and crackers, into your carry-on.

When eating beforehand, just be sure to avoid fatty and greasy meals, as they may leave you feeling bloated and uncomfortable.

2. Focus on Comfort

Just as itโ€™s difficult to rest and feel comfortable when youโ€™re overly hungry or thirsty, itโ€™s also hard to do so when dressed in clothing thatโ€™s tight and restricting.

While you may not be able to wear pajamas as comfortable as those you would at home, overnight flights are the perfect opportunity to throw on a cozy pair of sweatpants and slip into your favorite socks.

Because temperatures on planes can be unpredictable, I also make sure to wear layers on top, like a T-shirt and cardigan.

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