This trick will help you fall asleep on a plane in seconds

If you have trouble falling asleep on a plane, you're not alone. I have a 14 hour flight tomorrow and I'm already worried that I won't be able to sleep when I get there because I never sleep on a plane. identical? This trick for falling asleep on a plane might turn a long flight that keeps you up all night into a nap fest, and I’d definitely give it a try. From taking medications to staying up late before your flight, there's plenty of advice on how to sleep on a plane. But for most of us, packaging essential oils or remedies is easier said than done.

Instead, this trick can be done even if your melatonin is trapped in the overhead bin. (Just maybe don't forget your eye mask and noise-canceling headphones so you can be successful.) It turns out the secret to a good night's sleep on a plane is both simple, good for you, and so obvious that I never would have thought of it. Cheryl Fingleson, a Sydney, Australia, sleep expert at The Sleep Coach, tells Honey Travel that using breathing exercises and meditation (just like you would do in your bed at home) can help you fall asleep on the plane. Fingelson notes that deep breathing is important because most people have more travel anxiety than they realize, and breathing can help calm your nervous system and make you more likely to fall asleep. "Breathe in, filling your lungs completely, pause briefly, and then exhale fully, pausing before the next breath begins," she explains. "Repeat this breath until you feel yourself relax."

She also recommends downloading a meditation app or repeating a mantra in your mind while breathing. For example: "Breathe in and silently say, 'I am comfortable.'" Breathe out slowly, "I am safe." Breathe in, silently say, "I am relaxing." Breathe out slowly, "I am safe." According to Rinse and repeat often If you need a little extra support, there are a number of sleep meditation apps you can use to increase your chances of falling into that sweet mid-air sleep.

Fingleson recommends the Muse meditation app and headband, which measures your brain waves to analyze concentration, relaxation and mind wandering. "Muse gives you a glimpse into your brain's activity while you meditate, and offers a completely different way to practice as you explore your brain's response to each meditation," Muse explains in the FAQ.

Personally, I love sound and gong baths when I'm anxious and tired, and it almost always helps me fall asleep. However, I never thought about trying it on a plane. According to Sound Kong Bath, this experience produces alpha and theta brain waves. Alpha brain waves occur when you feel relaxed, and theta brain waves occur during dream sleep. A gong bath initially activates your alpha brain waves and quickly shifts you into the theta state.

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"Theta brainwave frequencies are typically where the gong will take you," explains Peter Whitehart of Sound Kong Bath in the UK on his website. "You'll most likely enter a dreamy, deep meditative state. Some people may enter a delta brainwave state (deep sleep frequency)." You can download the Gong Bath Meditation Timer app for iPhone and Android so you can Get ready for your next flight.

Skeptical? Try it before flying and see how it affects you. You can even find an in-person sound bathing class near you to see if you like auditory bathing. What's more, the Journal of Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine found that sound or gong baths are particularly useful for reducing tension. And, if meditation isn't your thing, sound baths might be the solution, since they don't require you to do anything. All you have to do is listen. You probably use headphones anyway, so why not use them to help you fall asleep?

"The findings offer hope for a way to reduce stress that does not require individuals to learn a rigorous form of meditation," the study reports. "In fact, participants could even fall asleep if they wanted to. At least, participants Feelings of deep relaxation and inner peace are often expressed after sound meditation. “I will definitely try this tomorrow and I hope it ends my air insomnia once and for all. stay tuned.