Member since 10 Jul 2015
Total posts 9
A good non prescription option available in Australia is velarian forte. Available in the vitamin section. Works well without waking feeling dozy.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 04 Nov 2011
Total posts 232
I wouldn’t use Stillnox, especially on a plane. For me personally, they were terrible as they cause hallucinations. I had kangaroos running through my bedroom...
Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer
Member since 08 Jun 2018
Total posts 144
Maybe just a personal view, but you’d have to be a special kind of idiot to accept pharmaceuticals from someone you didn’t know on a plane. So many reasons that’s not a good idea.
Member since 24 Oct 2010
Total posts 1,016
Melatonin is my standard resource to help push me off to sleep, although these days I'm on 10mg and I'll add that melatonin isn't for everyone. On some people it doesn't work, on others the enhanced and very vivid dreams are a bit much (!). So, I'll add my 2c to the suggestions here that whatever sleeping pills you consider, try them first at home rather than when you're on the plane or at the hotel. Get to know how they work for you and how your body reacts to them.
Member since 02 Jun 2015
Total posts 61
Melatonin - USA bought. I use a dual-phase preparation 5 mg - 2.5 mg immediate release and 2.5 mg slow release. I take two. I take it night before my trip - normally 2-3 hours earlier bed time than normal. Then at a sensible sleep time mid-flight adjusted to destination’s bed time. I then take at bedtime at destination for 5 nights. Then do same regimen on return. No jet lag and able to function back at work the next day.
Member since 13 May 2016
Total posts 25
A glass of red and 5mg of valium is all I need to get me fast asleep... I do have a hard and fast rule that I don't take it (or take my shoes off) until airborne and the seatbelt sign has been switched off.
Member since 29 Feb 2016
Total posts 20
HI there ABT. Do you know if this is available at any of the HKIA airside pharmacies? Thanks.
Member since 09 May 2013
Total posts 441
I use Phenargan. Works really well, may need a coffee or two after you wake up, to get going.
Member since 19 Sep 2013
Total posts 6
Believe depends on flight class. When flying for work long distances in economy, used to take prescription sleeping tablets so that I could be effective the next day, but there were noticeable side effects. Now that I'm travelling in Business for leisure, one or two Restavits do the trick.
Meant to add that sleeping tablets seem to reset the body clock a lot faster.
Member since 28 Feb 2014
Total posts 55
I am using stillnox. My GP had me test some different tablets first at home (Valium, Normison etc). Some tablets actually had a reverse affect, so it really comes down to the individual. I only ever use stillnox on long haul flights 10 hours plus, and only take the tablet once we are airborne, as it will literally knock me out for a good 8 hours. As my work travel is in Economy, I need to make sure I have a window seat booked! But when I travel for pleasure, it will generally be in business, a few G&T's will have the same when the seat in bed mode!
Member since 11 Jul 2014
Total posts 19
Xanax is the best, gave my brother half a tablet and he went to sleep leaving Singapore and woke up in Frankfurt.
Member since 02 Mar 2019
Total posts 7
My preference is a stiff gin and tonic
Member since 11 May 2015
Total posts 12
Did you try counting them....?
Member since 10 Apr 2012
Total posts 186
Just off topic slightly... do any of you who use sleeping pills get concerned that it may knock you out, and you may be a little incapacitated in the unlikely event of an emergency?
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