Spacious clothing made of soft breathable fabrics, without seams and elastic bands cutting into the skin, does not hinder movement, does not rub and generally does not remind of itself once again. We advise you to choose something similar to your favorite home outfit: fans of bathrobes and combinations – a loose dress or a sundress, adherents of pajamas – a T-shirt with sports-cut trousers. This will create a sense of security and give the brain a signal to relax. Bring warm socks and a hooded sweatshirt with you, because the air conditioning on board is chilly. By the way, this is for the benefit of passengers: there is less chance of developing hypoxia (oxygen deficiency in tissues and organs) and the spread of insidious infections.
Flying on Tuesday
Tuesday, according to statistics, is the least popular day for flights: for reasons that are not fully understood, it is less often chosen for travel. This means that the salon may turn out to be half empty, and it will be possible to stretch imposingly on a whole row. The maximum load is on Fridays and weekends. At the beginning of the week, tickets are cheaper: everything that is not sold out over the weekend is offered with solid discounts.
Taking the right side
It would seem that there is little difference: to sit in the left or right side of the cabin. But most of us are used to sleeping on one side, and it will be much easier for the body to adjust if this nuance is taken into account when choosing a place. The direction of flight and the time of day also matter: the plane moves from east to west – the sun shines on the left, from west to east – on the right, from north to south – in the morning on the left, and in the evening on the right, from south to north – vice versa. You can fall asleep on the sunny side only with the curtain down, besides, it is always hotter there than on the shady one.
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We adjust the diet
No heavy food, less salty – sodium provokes bloating. It is wiser to limit fried, fatty and spicy foods even before the trip, but to lean on vegetables, fruits, nuts and dried fruits. Alcohol, despite the general misconception, is useless in the fight against stress, but it has been proven to accelerate dehydration, increasing the load on blood vessels and the heart. But you really need to drink water, at least a few sips every half hour.
Modern manufacturers supply tourists with all sorts of useful things: smart masks, earplugs, noise-canceling headphones – armor for the senses that are under real attack in the cabin. You can't do without a special travel pillow, but – what a surprise! – It is better to use it not according to the instructions. If you turn the “horns” back, the load on the neck will decrease, and the chin will gain a stable support. Excessive passion, lack of hygiene and other unpleasant manners of air passengers.
Putting gadgets aside
Series, e-books and games entertain and help pass the time, but interfere with sleep: the screens of smartphones and tablets emit blue light, which, in turn, increases anxiety and interferes with the natural production of the sleep hormone melatonin. You can reduce the brightness of the display or download applications that regulate the intensity of the light flux, but the complete rejection of gadgets is still more effective.
Following your breath
Breathing exercises are a sure way to distract yourself from irritants and restore harmony, but you will not continuously perform them. But regularly concentrating on inhalation and exhalation is quite realistic and no less effective. It's good to turn on soothing music and imagine in detail an idyllic beach or snow-capped peaks: trite, but it works!