September 12: Your Guide to Sleeping on a Plane

These days more than 2.5 million people who fly daily in the States — meaning a population roughly the size of Houston — are trying to catch a nap in the sky. Whether it’s a short hop in a puddle jumper or a world-spanning journey — say, the nonstop from Dallas-Fort Worth to Sydney (the ol’ howdy-mate connection) — you’ve got to be able to nod off if you want to feel like your sane self upon arrival.

It’s easy for even a practiced traveler to forget to factor in sleep to the entire process of flying. But start early enough and you’ll snooze through the safety announcements — literally, for a change. Here’s how to sleep (aka time travel) the next time you’re on a plane.