Understanding your sleep personality is key to beating travel fatigue and jet lag. It's a combination of the number of hours sleep you need each night, the position you prefer to sleep in and whether or not you are a lark or an owl.
Whether you prefer the starfish, lumberjack, skydiver or foetus position, being able to sleep in the position you favour is vital for a good night's sleep. Research also shows that having enough room to turn in your sleep is important. That's why we've made the new Club World seats 25% wider, enabling most passengers to turn in their sleep.
Are you an up-at-the-crack-of-dawn lark, wide awake and raring to go, or are you a night owl, still up and about, getting things done long after midnight? Knowing which you are will help you get more sleep.
Which are you?
Most people are Hummingbirds - somewhere between the two - with larkish or owlish tendencies. However, whatever your sleep patterns, as human beings we are programmed to function best in the daytime. Our bodies were not designed to be active during the night - we don't have night vision for example - and ultimately night-time is always down-time.