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Here is why you should NEVER sleep when a plane is taking off or touching down

Loknath Das September 20, 2017 Health Comments Off on Here is why you should NEVER sleep when a plane is taking off or touching down
Here is why you should NEVER sleep when a plane is taking off or touching down
​Prefer sleeping on flights?
Prefer sleeping on flights?

We all despise long flights. And so naturally we pack our cosiest of neck pillows to make the experience smooth. And if you do manage some elbow room, your top priority is to try spending most hours sleeping.

​Sleeping can be fatal

Sleeping can be fatal

However, doing this could be very risky. According to a report in the medical journal, sleeping while taking off or landing can lead to serious damage to ears.

​Cabin air pressure

​Cabin air pressure

When a plane takes off or when it is landing, there is rapid change in air pressure. This change in cabin pressure can put excessive pressure on your eardrums.

​Ear damage

​Ear damage

While sleeping, your body is not working on maintaining any uneven level of air pressure but is focused on relaxing your muscles. This can lead to ear infection, dizziness, nose bleed and even hearing loss in extreme cases.

​Stay wide awake

​Stay wide awake

However, if you are wide awake, your body responds to the air pressure, and maintains equilibrium. Or even if you feel some discomfort in the ear, you can pop the pressure.

​Avoid sleeping during take off and landing

​Avoid sleeping during take off and landing

So next time you board a plane, pick up a book or watch movies on your tablet to avoid napping.

 

 

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