Sleeping On The Trip Over.....

Oct 3rd, 2009, 10:41 AM
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robbie - never p*ss off someone who one day may be giving you an enema.

Jay - 3H, repeat prn should work, dontcha think?
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Oct 3rd, 2009, 01:38 PM
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some like it hot....
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Oct 3rd, 2009, 03:08 PM
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I can't ever sleep on the plane, so I gave up trying a long time ago. I have my good Bose headphones, watch both movies (no matter how bad), have a good book (which reminds me, I'd better find something for my trip to Paris in 2 weeks. Any suggestions for anything good recently out in paperback?) I close my eyes just to "rest" for awhile, and walk around quite a bit.

I never nap when I get to destination, just settle in, take a walk, eat, and TRY desperately to stay awake until at least 9:00 PM. I'm usually just fine the next day. Oh, yes, I do take melatonin sometimes (but never take it on the plane). I take it at home, too, as I have trouble falling asleep these days. It works great.
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Oct 3rd, 2009, 04:37 PM
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robbie, that remark just about redeems you (posted while wiping the soda from my nostrils)
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Oct 3rd, 2009, 05:42 PM
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Sue, I'm not sure it's out in paperback, but I recently read a book called The Help. Enjoyed it very much. It's set in the 1960's, in Jackson Mississippi. Naturally, it's about racial issues of the day. Fiction. Very good. If it's not in paperback, maybe you could get it at your library.
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Oct 3rd, 2009, 06:41 PM
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For me it's all about getting comfortable, which includes wearing clothing that does not bind and has few seams, putting on my slipper socks, snagging a pillow to pad the armrest and bringing along a good pashmina, since I don't want to use airline blankets. Then a glass of wine and a book helps me unwind before I turn the lights out and AC off. I always stay up all day the first day in Europe, drink lots of water and by day two I am pretty much on local time.
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Oct 3rd, 2009, 08:12 PM
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I'm one of those nervous fliers. During takeoff is the worst for me - I get really tense and anxious. I haven't flown to Europe before, but may be going to Rome next May from Philadelphia. So I may need to ask my doctor about some anti-anxiety medication to help me relax a little.

I think I'll wait and see how I feel, if I'm tired enough to sleep on the plane or not. I can't do a window seat, it would make me too nervous, so I'll ask for an aisle seat and try to find a way to get comfy. I'll probably take a book and my laptop along, to help find something to do if I can't sleep. Greg
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Oct 3rd, 2009, 10:22 PM
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The best thing that helps me sleep on a plane is business or first class - especially the ones with lie flat seats. Best sleep I've had was Upper Class on Virgin Atlantic - they hand out pajamas to everyone - sort of a black ninja suit. I do everything I can to get the frequent flier miles to get myself upgraded. Heck, I plan my flights around upgrades.
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Oct 4th, 2009, 04:56 AM
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I sleep pretty well on planes; at this point it's almost a conditioned reflex. Not that it's the greatest sleep, but at least it passes the time. I don't eat the plane meals, only drink water, have something bland and carby before the flight, and take a faux pashmina and a foldable down pillow. (I think I got it from Restoration Hardware, following a lead on this site. It's the best travel pillow ever for me.) The noise canceling headphones also help when I remember to pack them, but probably the biggest thing is being exhausted before I get on: I stay up the night before and do lots of physical work (scrubbing my house, for instance) during the day before the flight.

But I'm still looking forward to the days of teleportation!
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Oct 4th, 2009, 10:55 AM
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Amy, ditto on the neck pillow as a major determinant of inflight comfort. I use an inflatable one and it is incredible what a difference it makes - especially in coach.
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Oct 7th, 2009, 10:48 PM
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LOL'ing @ enemas and Nurse Ratchet... heard worse!
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Oct 8th, 2009, 01:18 PM
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Now, Jay, you know you can't talk about those "worse" things in public or we'll have to rip off your school pin, strip you of your starched cap and duty shoes!
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