Air Travel Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Air Travel activity »
  1. 1 Connecting through Pearson (Europe-USA) on 2 tickets
  2. 2 BA strike through August! Should I book alternate flights?
  3. 3 Air Berlin flight rebooking fiasco
  4. 4 AC Montreal-FCO: scheduling train to Florence
  5. 5 American Airlines to SAS
  6. 6 Suggestion for travel agent just to book flights?
  7. 7 Solo trip to Spain ..then on to London on own???
  8. 8 Best time to buy tix on Southwest
  9. 9 2017 World's Top 100 Airlines Identified
  10. 10 JFK-LHR-Athens. How much time is needed at Heathrow?
  11. 11 procedure to get tourist visa to austria for Indian
  12. 12 How Many Stamps in Your Passport?
  13. 13 Long flight tips and entertainment
  14. 14 Separate tickets with only carry ons -- do I have to go through customs?
  15. 15 Norwegian Airlines in Chicago
  16. 16 How much time do I need to switch planes in CDG
  17. 17 UA Mileage FF Changes
  18. 18 Travel with iPad on International Flight
  19. 19 Is 8 months too early to buy and international plane ticket?
  20. 20 Is it necessary to book a longer layover for this?
  21. 21 Traveling to US through Madrid
  22. 22 El Salvador plane change
  23. 23 Is it worth looking into a travel agent for booking flights?
  24. 24 Cheaper to buy plane ticket in Canada instead of US?
  25. 25 Question about dropping ORD-YYZ leg of HNL-ORD-YYZ
View next 25 » Back to the top

Medication Sleep Aid for 30+ Hours Travel

Jump to last reply

I will be travelling from Mackay Australia, to Entebbe Uganda, via Abu Dhabi. It consists of a 1.5 hr flight, a14.5hr flight, a 5.5hr flight and a 1.5hr flight with 1 x 6 hour layover and 2 x 3 hour layovers.

I suffer quite badly from insomnia, and have never to date managed to fall asleep on a plane (even long haul Australia - England). However, as I have a wedding to attend the day after we arrive, I need to hit the ground running, so some sleep is really necessary during this horrific trip.

I hate flying, I suffer from twitchy legs, mild claustrophobia and sheer boredom (which everyone gets I'm sure).

I have tried all the different sleep aids except for drugs (such as headphones, blankets, pillows, alcohol etc). None of them have worked. SO....what medications (including dosage amounts) do people suggest for this sort of trip to knock me out? Particularly on the 14.5 hour flight? I will arrive in the evening in Entebbe so it doesn't matter if I'm groggy as I'll be going straight to bed anyway.

36 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.