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Sleeping in Planes: SeatSnoozer

By August 23, 2012

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In a few weeks we'll be off to Europe again. News that plane seats are getting smaller and "thinner" isn't exactly making me giddy with anticipation. It's a long haul from San Francisco.

The answer is to make the experience seem shorter and less awful by sleeping. Lots of people have learned to sleep on a plane. They get on, read a paper while the plane creaks into higher altitudes, then wrack that seat back until it cracks the knees of the person behind and in a matter of seconds are snoring away obnoxiously.

I can't do that. Perhaps I should practice by trying to sleep upright in an old refrigerator box on top of a rock with a a noisy fan overhead. I can't help it. I get the dreaded "head flop" and it wakes me every time.

I've tried lots of remedies that are less than perfect--and this time I'll be trying a clever-looking contraption called the SeatSnoozer. The instructions make it sound easy enough to use. I have high hopes for it because the SeatSnoozer is a new endeavor by a couple of creative people rather than "the same old travel pillow" cranked out cheaply by a big and heartless company.

The question is: would you wear something like this on a plane?

August 29, 2012 at 9:22 am
(1) Victoria Koning says:

If it works, most definitely! Looking forward to hearing how it went with you!

August 29, 2012 at 5:59 pm
(2) KATHLEEN H says:

I have just purchased the Seat Snoozer to try it out next month on my trip from Australia to Hong Kong and if it is good I will be using it on the long haul Australia to England next May

September 2, 2012 at 12:15 pm
(3) Bonnie D says:

Creativity wins! This looks wonderful – I hope to use it for my trip to France next autumn. I love Made In America, as well.

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