Aircraft Interior Requirements for a Good Sleep

Z. He, P. Vink

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Sleeping in long haul flights is difficult. There is noise, an upright sitting position and neighbors and crew disturb the sleep. However, there is not much information available for designers on the most important factors next to the seat that could improve the sleep quality. In this paper a co-creation session and a survey among 109 participants has been performed to study factors influencing sleep in a long-haul flight. This study shows that not only the seat is important for a good sleep, but factors like privacy, hygiene and neighbors play a role as well. The more frequent travelers experience more comfort during sleep. So, probably a good preparation is important as well.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Ergonomics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • comfort
  • sleep
  • Anthropometrics
  • aircraft interior


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