Whether your flight’s two hours long or 24, no one gets off at the other end feeling as fresh as a daisy.
In fact, unless you booked a hotel the night before jetting off, you’ll probably still be catching up on your sleep when you land.
With that in mind, we’ve put together our top 5 favourite ways to stay feeling fresh while you fly.
1) Take Your Own Food
Aeroplane food doesn’t have the best reputation.
Not only is it known for being bland and tasteless, but it’s not the freshest food going, all of it pre-packaged in order to make it suitable to fly around the world.
Instead, make your own in-flight lunch box with supplies like nuts, carrot sticks, cucumber and humous.
As well as being much cheaper than the salted peanuts and crisps you’ll be offered on board, you’ll also feel much fresher and less lethargic after you’ve eaten.
2) Drink Lots of Water
Make sure you take an empty bottle to the airport with you. You won’t be allowed through security with a full bottle of water, but once you’re on the other side most airports have filtered water stations where you can fill up.
Flying is very dehydrating, so make sure you drink a lot of water before you board the plane, during the flight and even after you land.
You can always ask the staff on the plane to refill your bottle!
And with just a quick tip, not only will you be staying refreshed, you’re also saving cash on expensive soft drinks or bottled water in the air!
3) Travel with Toiletries in Your Hand Luggage
I always find that when I’m feeling under the weather, a nice shower does the trick to perk me up a bit.
And although you can’t exactly jump in the shower on most planes, you can do the next best thing.
Being able to brush your teeth, wash your face and apply moisturiser before landing can make a huge difference to how fresh you feel and ready to begin your adventures.
But remember to pack these items in a transparent bag and that liquids are under 100ml each so you can take them through security.
4) Use Noise-Cancelling Headphones
Among the crying babies, incessant chatter and everything else going on around you, noise-cancelling headphones can be a lifesaver.
High-end headphones like this can really help to block out aeroplane noise once in flight so you can enjoy the film or relax to your favourite music in greater comfort.
Excessive continuous noise has also been shown to affect stress levels so blocking it out will give you a more peaceful start to your holiday.
We all know that the lack of sleep can make us feel grumpy and foggy. You may not know what it can do to your memory, health, looks, and even ability to lose weight so try to get some sleep during the flight.