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New York - For every inch of lost legroom in the back of the plane, there seems to be one new amenity in the front. A disproportionate number of these new offerings are promising to give you the single thing that’s most elusive at 35 000 feet: a good night’s sleep.

Here, a snapshot at the most relaxing new perks in the skies—mostly in business and first class; sorry, coach—including a few that might warrant leaving the melatonin at home.  
 
1. Custom bedding

It all started with Delta and the Westin Heavenly bed—the first big effort to improve sky-high sleeping habits back in 2013.

Three years later, United is upping the ante. The airline has just announced its new Polaris business cabins, which will begin rolling out this December.

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