6 positions for trying to get some sleep on a plane

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Listen up dream haters, it's time to get some shut eye on that flight…

Plane in the sky
So you've watched all the latest film releases, attempted to read a book, downed four glasses of red wine and now there's nothing for it – you're going to have to try and get some sleep.

Without resorting to pills, try one of these sleeping positions, and maybe, just maybe, you might be able to drift off before that baby in front of you starts crying again...

1) Shotgun
Pre-book yourself a window seat, or if you're travelling with a partner or elderly relative – elbow them in the face to get it.

Prop yourself up against the wall of the plane with a pillow, pull down your eye mask and enjoy the slumber.

2) The adoring lap sleep
Presuming your other half is still speaking to you after that whole elbow in the face episode – position your back against the arm rest and then put your legs up over their lap. In turn they can twist and stretch their legs out in your now available leg floor space.

3) The baby
One to reserve for when the drinks trolley has stopped making it's rounds. Curl up in your seat with your leg over the arm rest dangling into the aisle. Warning: You may wake up without any feeling in the lower half of your legs.

4) The smug sleeper
Invest in a good, and we mean good, neck pillow before you fly. It will secure your neck and stop that head bobbing action while you try and drift off.

5) The mummy
Recline the seat those two inches the airline graciously give you and sit straight back in your seat. Eye mask down, headphones on, legs square in front of you and with some determination – you just might get there. Pop a pillow behind the small of your back to increase comfort levels.

6) The face plant
Pull your tray down. Pop the pillow on top. Now face plant. This will support your neck and prevent the air stewardesses from waking you up to give you beverages. Can't promise you won't get back-lock though.

If else fails, have another glass of wine and watch Avatar again.

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