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Sleeping remedies

Old Jul 7, 17, 8:40 am
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Sleeping remedies

Does anybody use Sleeping remedies during 8+ day flight?
Iím picking up a car when I get to Atlanta, so I donít want to be feeling out of it when we land.
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Old Jul 7, 17, 8:46 am
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Isnt that what Whisky is for.
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Old Jul 7, 17, 8:47 am
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Id have thought a sleeping 'remedy' would make you feel worse than taking nothing and letting your body rest on-board naturally.

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Old Jul 7, 17, 8:48 am
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I always take a sleeping tablet for overnight flights. Knocks me out perfectly. A good 5-6 hour sleep and I feel fine the next morning/day/whatever.

I would not take a sleeping aid for a day flight, especially if I was to drive after.
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Old Jul 7, 17, 8:55 am
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Nothing pharmacological, especially for day flights.

If I do need to drive / engage after a long day flight then no alcohol, 250ml / hr of fluids, plenty of moisturizer, powenap helped by good NR headphones and some zen type audio.
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Old Jul 7, 17, 8:59 am
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I've tried all sorts of sleeping aids over the years, and I find Ambien the best for me. You've got to get it on prescription, and it's the only pill I've found that doesn't leave you feeling hungover/drowsy/like you've been run over by a bus...
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Old Jul 7, 17, 9:10 am
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whatever you do decide to use, please test before the flight. tablets do behavior differently with different people.
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Old Jul 7, 17, 9:13 am
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WTAF does this have to do with BA?
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Old Jul 7, 17, 9:28 am
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Originally Posted by LiviLion View Post
WTAF does this have to do with BA?
While there are some here who would probably argue the point, I believe BA still claims to be an airline

I personally use valium (diazepam) as I'm a slightly nervous flyer as well. No good if you have to drive though. But any truely effective sleeping aid is a bit of a problem in that respect. If it's a very long flight and you take it at the start you should be OK, I believe Ambien suggested above has a relatively short half life.

I wouldn't bother with herbal sleeping aids, placebo more than anything, very little evidence that any of them really work.
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Old Jul 7, 17, 9:35 am
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Isnt that what Whisky is for.
Yes. Which is, I believe, exactly why there's such a variety in the BA F lounges.
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Old Jul 7, 17, 9:50 am
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Old Jul 7, 17, 9:53 am
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I use a combination of St John's Wort and Melatonin, one tab of each, works for me, your mileage may vary.
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Old Jul 7, 17, 10:03 am
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A Benadryl and a few drinks early in flight / pre-departure. Lots of water before landing. Nothing stronger. Why?

(1) Once took an Ambien and didn't fall asleep. I felt miserable yet knew I couldn't get up.
(2) Once took something else and didn't fall asleep. I was so dizzy I almost fell over when trying to visit the loo.
(3) Once took off on a red-eye and landed an hour later due to mechanical. I decided never to take anything that would make me not functional if I need to leave the plane before the pill wore off.
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Old Jul 7, 17, 10:20 am
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I personally take something mild like Tylenol PM (or any night time Ibuprofen product) for overnight flights and find that it works just fine without any lingering effects.
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Old Jul 7, 17, 11:36 am
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A Benadryl and a few drinks early in flight / pre-departure.
Same. Always works like a charm, as long as the flight is sufficiently long.
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