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Items for Nervous Flyers

by Katie Skrzek

Mar 21, 2019

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Air travel can be stress-inducing for nervous flyers. Are you or your traveling companion anxious about flying? Try some of these products to ease your nerves before your next flight.

 

Pre-Flight Preparation

Ahead of your trip, download the SOAR app. The fear-of-flying app offers helpful information about your flight and planes in general, plus tips for managing anxiety. The app is free to download on iTunes.

 

Aromatherapy

Purchase some aromatherapy oils to dab on your pulse points during the flight. Lavender is particularly helpful for calming stress and anxiety. Be mindful of your seatmates and don’t overdo it with oil application.

 

Distractions

Download some television shows or movies to your device before your trip. Be sure to pick something light you enjoy. Put on your noise-canceling headphones and immerse yourself in the entertainment. If you prefer doing something more practical, bring a book of crossword puzzles, Sudoku or an adult coloring book to distract you.

 

Sleep Masks

If you are able to sleep during a flight, purchase a sleep mask for extra relaxation. Try a weighted option to alleviate eye strain and achieve better rest.

 

Stress Ball

Sometimes a simple stress ball can help get you through bouts of turbulence.

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