When airport sleepers are defeated by armrests or lack of comfortable seating, they usually end up on the floor. There are certainly challenges to overcome when sleeping on the floor such as: cleanliness, cold floor temperature and well, sleeping on a rock hard surface. But don’t despair airport sleepers! If you come prepared, sleeping on the floor means you won’t have to deal with armrests and you will have a lot more space to stretch out.
In this photo gallery, we’ll some share tips about what to do (and what not to do) when sleeping on the airport floor.
We understand the purpose of armrests, but that doesn’t mean we like it. Armrests = uncomfortable airport sleeping (or no sleeping at all). However, when you relocate to the floor, you can stretch out and enjoy some sweet airport dreams.
While we’re not sure if the puddle behind this airport sleeper happened before or after falling asleep, it is always best to avoid sleeping near liquids on the floor.
Eyeshades help block out the light, especially for you backsleepers.
Some airport sleepers are so tired that they don’t need luxuries such as pillows, blankets and eyeshades. Instead, they appear to just collapse onto the floor. With no visible luggage in this photo, we’re really not sure if we should call for medical attention or assume this traveller is just sleeping.
Carpet adds a bit of padding, but we would seriously recommend that you add a blanket to the floor to shield yourself from whatever is living or growing in those carpet fibers.
Or better yet, come prepared with your own travel mat.
Airport air-conditioning is usually set to “arctic”, so if you daytime sleepers don’t have a blanket, find a sunny window to keep warm. SPF is optional.
Some backpackers come prepared with sleeping bags for a toasty warm sleep.
A few airport sleepers have been known to make themselves too much at home inside the airport. These sleepers appear to be so warm inside their sleeping bags that they have taken off their shirts. Boys, you are sleeping in Singapore Changi. Show some respect, would you? ha!
This airport sleeper appears to be building fortress walls around her bed.
During snow and hurricane season, you’ll be sharing the floor with a lot of new friends. If you’re lucky the airline or airport will provide blankets and pillows. Don’t count on it though and always travel with your own airport sleeping supplies.
When you sleep on the airport floor, you become closer to your friends in ways that you never imagined.
No shoes in bed, please.
Try to sleep out of the way of the pedestrians.
Unless you want an early wake-up call, we do not recommend setting up your bed at the first place travellers go when they check-in.
The floor is the best spot for those of you who sleep in the running man pose.
When you are not travelling with your girlfriend/boyfriend/wife/husband and you are feeling lonely, let your bags be your companion.
….but not so much so that it looks like you having an inappropriate relationship with your suitcase.
We’re really amazed by this sleeping position on so many different levels. The crossed arms really shows authority and ownership of the floor. Own it!
We think this traveller is the epitome of “airport sleeper cool” – sporting sunglasses and two other airport sleepers on each side. Three’s company on this king-size airport bed.
So who do you think had more back pain when they woke up the floor sleeper or the chair sleeper? Which spot would you choose?
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