Relieve Ear Pressure While Traveling for Better Sleep

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or you just know that your ears don't do well with the air pressure changes of air travel, a decongestant medicine may help shrink swollen membranes so the ears pop more easily.

Finally, ask the flight attendant to wake you before landing so you can make sure to clear your ears during the plane's descent, which can often be the most challenging part of the flight for your ears to maintain equilibrium. If swallowing and yawning don't work, pinch the nostrils and gently try to blow out. Doing so creates a slight pressure buildup that can to help get things settled.

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