The easy (and unexpected) thing which will help you fall asleep on an airplane 2 months ago

The easy (and unexpected) thing which will help you fall asleep on an airplane

Simple, but totally effective.

It's the travel secret that, let's face it, we've all sought the answer to at one point or another: how can you fall asleep on a plane and bypass jet lag?

As it turns out, it's all to do with when you eat.

Kara Mulder, a flight attendant and blogger, recently spilled her secrets for managing to stave off jet lag in a post on The Flight Attendant Life

The biggest trick to make sure you're able to nod off once you're up in the air is to set your watch to the time zone you'll be landing in as soon as you board.

From there, just make sure that you eat and sleep at what would be the usual times at your destination - even if getting some shut eye around 1pm sounds tempting.

Kara wrote:

"Immediately change your watch to the local time. Fall into a local time schedule and routine with eating and sleeping.

"Do not go to sleep at 1pm. Wait to fall asleep at a regular time. Your body will quickly readjust.

"If the snack and meal service is not served on the your eating schedule, go ahead and pass on the food. Pack your own healthy granola bars, trail mix, dried fruit, etc. Also, be careful and avoid foods that cause gastrointestinal distress and be careful not to overeat."

Easy enough, right?