I get piles of questions around the holidays about traveling with kids.
Between now and New Year’s I’m going to expand on a list of travel do’s and do not’s from my perspective.
Travellers often take medicines on flights to help them sleep, including ‘benzodiazepines’ such as diazepam (e.g. They can cause serious side effects and should always be used with care.
Sleeping pills often leave you feeling drowsy or disoriented, and some can even bring on bizarre behaviours and memory loss.
Taking any medication — even if it’s available over the counter — can have serious repercussions, particularly for children, pregnant women, or individuals with allergies, medication conflicts and other contraindications.
Consult your doctor before starting any new course of medication.
Remember, however, that every drug has potential side effects.
What works on one flight may not work on the next so remember to stay calm and collected and be willing to try different options.
Whether it’s a sleeping pill to get you through that long-haul flight to Australia or a motion sickness patch for your round-the-Horn South America cruise, travel medications are part of any savvy globetrotter’s bag of tricks.
Natural sleep is the best way to ensure you wake up feeling refreshed and ready for your holiday.
Here we discuss some reasons why taking sleeping pills can be dangerous and give tips to help you and the kids rest safely while in the air. Stilnox), or an antihistamine medicine like diphenhydramine (e.g. Talk to your doctor before your flight if you are thinking about taking sleeping pills.