If you suffer from headaches while flying, a 23-pound eye mask may solve all your problems.
The IMAK Compression Pain Relief Mask and Eye Pillow was designed by an orthopedic surgeon to relieve headaches, sinus pain and eye strain.
With the help of adjustable straps, the eye mask blocks out light, and the soft fabric keeps your face wrinkle-free whether you’re sleeping on your side or on an airplane.
The mask contains tiny beads that gently massage your head to relieve pressure on your eyelids.
It only comes in one color (charcoal gray), but it works right out of the freezer on tired, swollen eyes.
Travelers priced at £15 on Amazon have over 200 5-star ratings on Amazon’s website, sing praises and are given an overall rating of 4.3/5 from over 300 reviews .
One person wrote on Amazon:
Another person said “just the right pressure” and “completely block the light”.
The third said, “I really like this product because it can be used right out of the freezer and stays cold for a long time.
“I bought it to relieve eye strain and headaches, but the puffiness under my eyes has also noticeably improved, people have commented, it’s really comfortable to use. My friends raved about it. They bought it too. I love it.”
MattressNextDay sleep expert Martin Seeley knows all about sleep, even on the plane.
He said choosing where to sit increases comfort during the flight, and that there are many small things that can affect the best seat.
First, you should avoid sitting near the toilet, as it is the busiest place on the plane. Instead, you should pick a seat in the same row as the wing.
Not only is this likely to be the quietest area, but it also allows for more legroom as wings are where fire exits are usually located.
Martin recommends downloading the White Noise app before your flight.
Studies have shown that white noise can significantly improve sleep for people who have difficulty nodding due to high levels of environmental noise.
Spotify has tons of playlists. However, if you can’t relax, you can instead pre-download sleep stories and meditation guides that you can find on apps like Headspace.