HOW TO ACTUALLY SLEEP ON A PLANE
There are two types of people in the world: those who fall asleep in a cramped economy seat like it’s a king-size bed at the Four Seasons— and the rest of us mortals. Here’s how to deal. If you’re flying east, sleep-cycle-regulating melatonin may help—start taking it a few days prior to your trip, four to six hours before bed. Bolster its effects by eating melatonin-boosting foods such as cherries and bananas once you’re in the air, suggests Toronto-based registered dietitian Abby Langer, who also recommends foods rich in muscle-relaxing magnesium—pumpkin seeds, edamame and leafy greens. (Steer clear of bloating highfat, spicy foods and carbonated beverages.) And remember, a little pampering goes a long way toward catching zees. Try the Parachute Home Merino Travel Kit ( above; $ 215, parachutehome. com), a super-soft merino-wool eye mask and blanket, and pack your go-to noisecancelling headphones.
Wireless headphones, Sony ($440, sony.com)