Why wait until you get to Pacific Inn in downtown San Diego to feel comfortable? Many frequent flyers complain about a stiff neck during and even after a flight, but you need not be one of them if you follow some simple tips.
Use a Hot Pack
Since airplanes are always cold, they are the perfect place to use a hot pack. You can find air-activated hot packs at your favorite big-box store. Once the flight begins, open the pack and place it on your neck. It is recommended that you keep a layer of fabric between the hot pack and your skin.
Choose Your Seat
Choose your seat very carefully when booking your flight. The more legroom you have, the less likely your seat will be cramped, so try to get a seat that reclines fully. That way, you can sit in various positions during the flight to help prevent a stiff neck. Try to avoid seats by emergency exits and the restroom because these seats do not fully recline. Aisle seats tend to provide more space.
Staying hydrated during a flight is crucial if you want to avoid a stiff neck. You need to make sure that your body is well hydrated at least a week ahead of time by drinking approximately half your bodyweight in ounces. The added advantage is that you will have to get up during the flight to go to the restroom so you can stretch.
While the best way to avoid a stiff neck is to move at least once an hour, that is not always possible because of air turbulence. You can still move by adjusting your body position in the seat. A lot of neck pain actually starts in the feet, so make sure that you are moving your feet regularly. Try to keep your spine as close to the seat’s backrest as possible.
Following these simple steps will leave you feeling great during and after your flight. Even if you need a little shuteye after your flight, you can always rest at Pacific Inn in Little Italy. Our convenient downtown San Diego location enables guests to rest and relax in our affordable rooms before taking on America’s Finest City. Call 619-232-6391 to book your stay with us or visit our website for more information.