Using seat alerts to find the best seat on a plane is one of the smartest ways to. Sleeping aids can be very helpful for passing the time or simply getting some.
I don’t wear this mask all the time but when I have 7+ hr flights and I need to get some rest it is a great way to block out the world around you.
If you have elite status (even the lowest tier) you may be able to select premium seats at no additional cost when purchasing your flight. What I have found for most domestic flights is most people don’t upgrade to these “premium seats” when they are buying their flights online. On Delta where I have a higher status I am allowed to select economy comfort at no cost so there are benefits to being loyal to an airline if it is convenient for you.
There's also plenty of great sleep aids they sell over the counter that work well too..just check em out at walmart or cvs or something. If his fear of flying is.
thanks for the advice!. Nick, my boyfriend lives in England, I live in Austin.there's no 3rd person.
Just make sure you give yourself at the very least 4 hours to be konked out on it or waking up and getting off the plane will be a real bitch and you'll be totally miserable. I can imagine getting off plane to meet sexy boyfriend would be a lot different situation than waking up early to go to the dentist. Actually, maybe not. I can't not fall asleep after taking anything containing diphenhydramine.
Fly Virgin, that way you can wi-fi all the way to Heathrow.
I told Dr. Ellenbogen about buying an over-the-counter sleep aid that made me a combination of nervous and drowsy on a flight; it didn't help.
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Instead, wear cotton or wool clothes and bring your own blanket. He also said temperature was “a big, big deal” and that allowing your body to breathe and release heat was also important. Paradoxically, he said, the guy in a fine wool business suit may sleep better than you will in polyester sweat pants. That’s an argument for taking your shoes and socks off and for not using the polyester blankets that many airlines provide.
Answer 1 of 18: Hi everyone! I have done forum research on the 'fear of flying' and I am curious to know of anyone who has utilized an OTC sleep aid for flying.
I have taken Nytol & a couple of vodkas at the start of many overnight flights, works every time, but that is for transatlantic flights, and to get to sleep, not for phobia resaons, and I wouldn't do it for just 4 hours because I'd be groggy and feel rubbish when I got off. AFAIK all these OTC things are for 'overnight' sleeplessness not for knocking someone out for a short period in the daytime.
Anyone have any first hand testimony's or know of someone???
Another OTC antihistamine with similar properties is dimenhydrinate.
Your best airplane strategy is almost always to sleep through the entire are a number of over-the-counter and prescription sleep aids to try.
You just need the right tools. Even if you get screwed in your seat selection and wind up between a pair of portly gentlemen that smell of cabbage and carry-on burritos, respectively, you can still catch a full night's rest. Advertisement.
If that isn't an issue, then simply pack along a baseball cap and pull the bill down low over your eyes and face. Light is the enemy of every sleeping airline passenger—even the low cabin lights employed on overnight flights can be enough to rouse you from a slumber.