DON’T: Sleeping pill cure
Whether you are using a prescription sleep aid, over the counter medicine, or some natural melatonin, make sure that you are taking the pill appropriately. What’s that mean? Pay attention to flight duration, timing, and your body’s reaction. If you have more than 7 hours of flight time, a sleep aid can be very beneficial. However, on shorter flights, a sleep aid could leave you feeling overly sedated and drowsy upon waking.