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How To Be More Comfortable On A Flight

ID-100231570Ears plugging up, nose feels like its collecting dust, legs cramping, these are just a few complaints I have heard while flying. You don’t have to be miserable when you travel, here are a few tips to keep you comfortable.

Cramped Quarters
Even though your in cramped quarters you can still prevent your legs from muscle spasms, by wearing support hose and giving your muscles a stretch as much as you can.

Support Stockings are worn by many flight attendants and for anyone who knows about flying and do it quite often its them. Support Stockings prevent a high amount of blood going to your lower legs and feet which can lead to blood clots on flights for more then 4 hours.

If you have a layover, which is very common these days, make the most of it. If you have the time, walk around the airport, visit some of the shops or grab a quick bite to eat. Give those legs a stretch before re-boarding.

I’m Sorry What did you Say?
Pressure build up closes the ears and you will notice this on take off and landing. This can be very painful and cause your hearing to be less effective. Chewing gum is the old standard and while this works on some people, it does not on others.

According to USNewsHeath -Take a decongestant and hour before takeoff to keep the sinuses open which will also keep those ears tubes from plugging up. Check with your doctor always for any allergies you may have to any medicines.

Feel Like You Have Dust In Your Nose?
The low amount of humidity is the culprit for this condition. Carry a natural remedy of saline nose spray which is made up of salt water. Give yourself a few spritz throughout the flight.

Germs, Germs and more Germs!
Close quarters and lots of traffic on and off the plane make for germs everywhere. Carry sanitizing towelettes and use often.

Another Bottle of Water Please..
You can to help prevent fatigue, headache, irritability, and dry skin by drinking a glass of water every hour while in flight. Coffee and Alcohol drinks do not help with hydration, they actually aid to dehydrate you more.

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