7 Travel Essentials You Should Always Pack for an Overnight Flight

Airplane flying in the air
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Wireless Headphones

If you don't already have a pair of wireless headphones with noise-canceling capabilities, now is the time to add them to your cart. This pair is an affordable option that's backed by more than 10,000 positive reviews on Amazon. Not only do they cancel out background noise, but they also provide high-quality sound so you can listen to music or watch movies on the plane without being disturbed. Plus, the battery life lasts up to 30 hours per charge so you won't have to worry about running out of juice midflight.

Buy It! $60; amazon.com

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Silk Eye Mask

This silk sleep mask at Shopbop from silk pillowcase brand Slip is a great option for those who need darkness to catch some shut-eye. It's made with 100 percent silk and is lightly padded so it's comfortable and effective. Plus, the peach embroidery is stylishly on trend.

Buy It! $50; shopbop.com

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Light blue travel pillow that says,

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Getaway Travel Pillow

Forget all your prejudice around travel pillows and pick up this adorable one. It's available in five cute prints and is a total game changer when it comes to getting quality sleep on a plane. Simply wrap it around your neck to comfortably doze off while sitting in an upright position.Thanks to the ties at the bottom, you can secure it around your suitcase as you walk through the airport.

Buy It! $24; bando.com

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Lavender Essential Oil

It's no secret that flying can be stressful, but this lavender essential oil helps you sit back and relax. Put a few drops on the travel pillow featured above and its relaxing scent will help you unwind so you can get some sleep. When you're not traveling, add it to your essential oil diffuser to give your home a calming aroma, too.

Buy It! $18; goop.com

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ComfortPlus Premium Travel Blanket

The temperature on the plane can be unpredictable, so make sure you're prepared with this premium travel blanket. Its unique three-in-one design comes in a compact carrying pouch that won't take up a ton of space in your carry-on and can be used as a blanket, pillow, or neck roll. Once you add it to your list of travel necessities you'll wonder how you've lived this long without it!

Buy It! $25; amazon.com

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Portable Reading Light

A long overnight flight calls for quality entertainment because, let's be honest, you probably won't sleep the entire time. If you're starting a new book, flipping through a magazine, or using an e-reader that doesn't have a built-in backlight, this portable LED reading light is a must. It comes with two detachable clips (one for thin and thick books or devices), an adjustable frame, an adjustable brightness mode, and it holds a single charge for up to three hours. The best part? It costs less than $10!

Buy It! $9; amazon.com

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Mack's Silicone Earplugs

It's time to pass on the orange foam earplugs most airlines provide for overnight flights and upgrade to this silicone option from Walmart. For just $4, you'll get six pairs of snore-proof and waterproof earplugs — and because it can create a tight seal around your ear, the silicone helps prevent infection, making them great to take on vacation, too. Plus, they come inside a small storage container so you won't have to worry about losing them among other small essentials in your purse.

Buy It! $4; walmart.com

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