Essentials For A Peaceful Flight

As a self confessed Instagram-addict I love to travel in style and, for me, flying is no different. My carry on bag is packed full of eye masks, neck pillows, ear plugs, magazines and skincare products to ensure some sweet, sweet sleep on my flight. 

It’s really important to rest as much as possible on a plane if you’re crossing time zones. No one wants to spend the first 24 hours of their holiday recovering from jet lag so it’s always a great idea to grab some sleep. Here are my essentials for having a peaceful flight:

  1. Bring a neck pillow. If you can’t afford a premium seat in business class– make it comfy yourself! My jersey neck pillow is super soft and supports my neck whilst I drift off.
  2. Spritz some pillow mist. To feel extra sleepy I spray my travel pillow with the scent of lavender, sweet basil & jasmine once I’ve settled into my seat. The scent aids sleep so once I inhale the aroma I’m ready to drift off and dream! Perfect Night’s Sleep Pillow Mist by Neom Organics is my favourite.
  3. Wear an eye mask. A little light from someone’s iPad next to you can make it so much harder to get some shut eye so wear an eye mask to help you focus on sleeping. Mine is made from good quality jersey so that it’s comfortable on a long-haul flight.
  4. Ignore in-flight entertainment. Staring at a screen during your flight won’t help you sleep as the light from the screens keeps your brain awake. Instead try listening to a podcast – I love The Happiness Project, Ted Talks and Kermode & Mayo’s Film Review. Oh and the cult show Serial of course!
  5. Wear earplugs. There is so much ambient noise on a plane that it can feel near impossible to focus on sleeping so pack some earplugs to block out the sounds.
  6. Use an eye-cream. If you can’t get some shut eye during a flight then chances are you will be starting your holiday looking pretty tired. I use All About Eyes by Clinique to diminish eye puffs and dark lines. If you pick up your skincare essentials at the airport you can save some cash for cocktails on holiday at World Duty Free.
  7. Bring a book. Reading always de-stresses me and gets me ready for sleep so I like to pack a book for a flight. I’m currently reading Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert and would recommend it for any creatives wanting a good read. 

My In-Flight Kit is from Oliver Bonas and it contains everything to make sure I stay comfortable and rested on a flight: an inflatable neck pillow, eye mask and moldable ear plugs. 

What do you pack for a flight to make sure you sleep? Comment below to let me know!

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