Sleeping on an airplane is not comfortable so how does one know which seats will give the best sleep? John E. DiScala, the editor in chief of the travel-information site johnnyjet.com and a guy who knows a thing or two about getting shut-eye above 30,000 feet shares tips:
The window seat of an exit row—as long as there isn’t an emergency. You won’t be disturbed when your seatmates get up, you can rest your head on the window, and with the extra legroom you can use your carry-on as a footrest. The worst place for sleeping is near the bathrooms or flight attendant stations, since people tend to hang out there. If you know in advance that you’ll want to sleep, go online the day of the flight to see if you can change your seat to an empty row. That’s the holy grail. You have a better shot if you’re flying at an unpopular time—say, on a Tuesday or Wednesday night.
Also see: Tips on sleeping at airport
The exit row seats may not be the most comfortable because they don’t lean back at all citing security reasons. And many airlines these days charge extra for aisle, window or exit row seats that range anything between $10 to $50 per seat.
Read the entire article at: How to sleep on a plane – Real Simple