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 I’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 it’s especially important for surviving overnight flights.

Since it’s impossible to get a good night’s rest when you’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.

Focus on Comfort