Why you should NEVER sleep during take off and landing on a flight – The US Sun

You might want to wait until your plane is in the air before you attempt to nod off.

Experts recommend that you do not sleep during take-off or landing, unless your body is in pain.


Health problems could result from sleeping during take off or landingCredit: Getty

Because pressure changes can be very damaging to your eardrums, causing permanent damage.

British pharmacist Angela Chalmers told Express: “A quick change in altitude affects the air pressure in the ear.

“This causes a vacuum within the Eustachian tubes, which causes the ears to feel blocked and makes them sound dull.”

“Try not to sleep during takeoff and descent as you will not be swallowing as frequently and this can lead to blocked ears.”

MedlinePlus, a health information website, says that if your ears are blocked, it can lead to a variety of health problems.

These include dizziness and ear infections, damage to the eardrums, nosebleeds, hearing loss, and eardrum infection.

Passenger can help equalise the pressure in their ears by staying awake during takeoff and landing.

According to MedlinePlus: “Swallowing or yawning opens the Eustachian tube and allows air to flow into or out of the middle ear, which helps to equalise pressure on either side of the ear drum.

“If the Eustachian tube is blocked, the air pressure in the middle ear is different than the pressure on the outside of the eardrum.”

Here are some ways to stop your children’s ears from popping during a flight.

Also, you should not fly if you are ill. This can cause damage to your ears.

Tom Tripp, former aviation journalist and executive at Boeing, said “I once flew from Washington D.C. to Los Angeles while suffering from a very mild cold.

“I didn’t have any fever, and I didn’t feel congested. My sinuses and inner ears had great difficulty equalising the pressure when I landed in L.A.

“In fact, my left ear was not able to clear. I was in agonising pain after landing.

You should not lean on the windows if you wish to sleep during a flight.

A flight attendant warned you not to lean on the aircraft for something quite disgusting.

Linda Ferguson, a cabin crew member who has been working on airlines for the past 24 years, stated that this was the worst part of the plane. Passengers often cough and sneeze at the surface.

 Try and hold off your nap until you are in the air


You can hold your nap until you are up in the air.Credit: Getty


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