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How to (Properly) Sleep on a Plane

How to (Properly) Sleep on a Plane
Ryan Boyd

A Business Insider piece with Dr. Alan Hedge, an Ergonomics professor at Cornell University, gave insight on how best to catch a nap aboard an aircraft without putting the hurt on your joints, muscles and circulatory system. Tips include:

  • Leave room for your legs by placing bags in the overhead storage compartments
  • Take short walks up and down the aisle
  • Use unconventional pillow placement, such as behind your back and under your laptop to reduce strain on your wrists
  • Lean back in your seat, if possible

To read more on this story, go to The Sun.

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4 Comments

  1. izzyizzo

    April 18, 2017 at 4:51 am

    Yes, please continue to encourage pax to place all bags in the overhead rather than underneath the seat in front of them — and promptly recline their seatbacks for good measure. Good plan.

  2. amanuensis

    amanuensis

    April 18, 2017 at 9:12 am

    These are all obvious suggestions. The problem lies in execution … when I lean my seat back, people want to kill me. Oh, and there is this big metal thing that seems to always be blocking the aisle.

  3. makrom

    April 18, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    Wow, this changes everything.

  4. tcp1

    April 18, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    Wow Professor. Thanks for the tips. Before this article, I thought the best way to sleep was upside-down in the lav! Me dumb passenger thanks for smart guy advice!

    Really, FT? Even more so, really, Cornell?

    So the next time the purser announces that the underseat area is my “primary storage area”, I’ll tell simply quote the good Professor. That’ll work.

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