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Carry-On Essentials for Sleep

Being able to fall asleep on the plane can sometimes make or break a vacation. Especially on overnight flights or when I have a early flight and hardly slept the night before. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀See the photo below and keep reading for my Carry-On Essentials for Sleep.⠀

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1. Evolution Pillow: I would NEVER sleep on planes before getting the Evolution Pillow 6 years ago. It wraps around your head in a way that any way your head tilts, its supports it. Other neck pillows never worked and always felt like a strain on my neck. Ever since getting this pillow, there has not been a flight that I haven’t slept on. Whether its from a 20 min nap, or sleeping for hours straight. I managed to sleep 3.5 hours going to Cartagena. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀

2. Passionflower and Valerian: For sleep. I used to take melatonin on flights but decided to try these new herbs I recently bought from arielletheherbalist at the flowerpower in nyc I woke up after my 3.5 hours of sleep feeling energized. Sometimes after taking melatonin, I feel groggy when I wake. Be aware: some people GAIN energy from Valerian instead of become sleepy from it. It is individual to the person & something one must experiment with. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀

3. Earthen Warrior – Silk sleep mask, naturally dyed & handmade in NYC: A must especially when you don’t have control over the window situation.

This mask is made with:

-Rainbow Moonstone Third Eye: Moonstone helps promote rest, intuition and psychic abilities, making it a perfect crystal to place at your third eye during rest. -The front: Indigo dye -The back: Skin healing Turmeric silk against the eyes for extra restorative rest

-Filled with lavender, organic wildflowers, calendula & flax. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀

4. Earplugs: KEY to muffle out any sounds.

5. Headphones: I’ll use these if there is a really loud sound like a crying baby to play relaxing music to help me sleep.

6. Pashmina: I’ll use this as a blanket on the plane, a scarf in the cold weather and a jacket at night in the warm weather.

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