I read the thread on sleeping on the plane, yet I'm still incredibly frustrated.
I often need to take redeye flights from California to NY and always notice that the majority of the passengers were sleeping through the flight, yet as always I'm unable to do so. I just can never get comfortable enough to fall asleep.
(Ironically, I sleep fine in rental cars at highway rest stops on road trips.)
On rare occasions, I've been able to sleep in a window seat. But again the majority of passengers are sleeping on most redeye flights. How do they do it?
I wear very comfortable clothes, avoid alcohol & caffeine. I eat light before the flight, several hours before takeoff. It's always quiet and dark enough on my redeye flights.