Click on the image above to learn how you can join the Rochester Salvation Army to address homelessness in the community.
Founded and established by families who have faced childhood cancer themselves, Brighter Tomorrows exists to provide emotional, spiritual, and educational support by listening to, understanding, and supporting families touched by childhood cancer.
Ray Lunasin is raising $10,000 for Brighter Tomorrows by taking on the "Ironman 70.3 Triathlon", a long-distance triathlon consisting of a 1.2 mile swim, a 56 mile bicycle ride and a 13.1 mile run. You can support him here (click "here"), or by taking the kids to a movie, Saturday June 1st!
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1) Take control. You can't control the noise and temperature of the plane, but you can control what you wear and the forms of entertainment you use. One expert says to wear appropriate clothes that will keep you the right temperature, and to avoid watching any TV or movies, as light from the screen can affect your quality of sleep.
2) Lean forwards not back. A flight attendant says sleeping with your head on your tray table can be more comfortable than leaning back, especially if you are in the middle seat with the potential for limited arm space.
3) Pack your creature comforts. Bring your own blanket and pillow, ear plugs, eye masks and neck supports. An experts says these items can all be helpful in tricking your body into thinking it's bedtime, and the items are not always provided on the plane.
4) Avoid the minibar. One glass of wine is ok, but avoid having too much alcohol as it could dehydrate you and prevent you from falling into the deeper realms of sleep. An expert says avoid sugary foods, and if possible, eat your meals around your normal sleep pattern.
5) If all else fails...try a sleeping aid. Experts say sleeping tablets can be helpful, but be careful on the dosage. Make sure to half the dosage on shorter flights.