8 Best Products for Sleeping on an Airplane

How great would it be to hop on a plane, close your eyes, open them, and bam—you're there? For the lucky few, that's a natural occurrence. The rest of us, however, have to make do with a suite of tried-and-true sleep-aiding techniques and products, like these eight gathered here.

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Caudalie Beauty Elixir Mini

It's good to feel refreshed before you go to sleep, and this toning mist will do exactly that. It has grape extract, which is fantastic for your skin, and the stuff can really combat dryness, a perennial (and annoying) problem on planes—yes, even in first class. ($18.00; sephora.com)

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Bliss Softening Socks

For those who can't sleep in compression socks, this amazing product will keep your feet soft and refreshed. Think of these socks as tiny spas you wear on your feet in order to get comfortable. ($52.65; feelunique.com)

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Travelrest Ultimate Travel Pillow

Are you a side-sleeper who can't get used to the traditional round neck pillow? If so, Travelrest has introduced something a little bit different. As a bonus, this pillow is tiny when rolled up. ($29.95; amazon.com)

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Trtl Pillow

If you want neck support, on the other hand, the Trtl pillow offers a highly innovative design and is now regularly considered—by consumers, at least—to be the best travel pillow out there. Among its many bonuses, it is incredibly lightweight and machine washable. ($29.99; amazon.com)

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Nidra Sleep Mask

If you want to be able to block out all light, this mask will do just that. It's also contoured for maximum comfort (who needs a sleep mask with uncomfortable seams who will make your face feel scratchy?) and, thanks to the plush fabric, feels amazing against your skin. ($11.95; amazon.com)

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Sony WH-1000XM2 Noise Canceling Headphones

As far as sound goes, these are worth every penny—great for blocking out screaming babies and the world in general. But what makes them especially fantastic is how comfortable they will feel against your ears. ($299.99; bestbuy.com)

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Mack's Pillow Soft Silicone Putty Earplugs

If you can't sleep with headphones in or likewise can't stand the earplugs airlines give out, these will be your best bet, as far as softness and silence go. With a noise reduction rate of a whopping 22 decibels, nothing—not a screaming baby or an arguing family—will get through. ($2.99; target.com)

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

Using entertainment for sleep seems like a counterintuitive choice, but ask any doctor: Reading before sleep can help you relax, and it is especially helpful when you've woken up and can't get back to sleep again (a frequent problem of air travel, as any flyer knows). Looking at the bright screen of your phone or tablet will only stimulate your brain to stay awake longer, due to the emitted blue light, but a Kindle Paperwhite eliminates that problem, since it doesn't emit any blue light. ($99.99; amazon.com)

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