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June 10, 2007 7:41 PM Subscribe
I'm flying trans-Atlantic in less than a month, and I've got questions about how to control snoring and other potential highly-embarrassing actions that I take in my sleep. What can I do?
posted by plaidrabbit to travel & transportation (18 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
While driving on an extended drive today, I was going down a mental checklist of things that I needed to do to make sure I can sleep on my first flight to Ireland, via London, in a little over three weeks.
It then occurred to me that, should I actually be able to get to sleep (I have a slight fear of flying) via purposeful sleep-deprivation and/or drugs, I have quite a few...embarrassing...things I do in my sleep.
First, I talk. Loudly. Secondly, I snore - also loudly. Lastly, I drool...sometimes excessively.
I'm not so embarrassed to talk about these things here, as I imagine that many share these problems, and I also realize that there are worse afflictions I could suffer from (night terrors, sleep walking, etc.). However, these are not just things that might be embarrassing to me, but also very distracting and/or highly annoying to other passengers; that is the most potentially embarrassing part of this whole problem.
Not sleeping...may be an option, but it looks grim. While its highly likely that I would be able to stay awake on the plane, I have a seriously intense day after we land. I land in Heathrow at 8:30AM GMT, and have to somehow get to Gatwick for my 4:30PM flight to Cork, IE. I have never traveled in Europe, ever. I've never been outside of the US & Canada. I'm not going to be able to sleepwalk this like a pro - the newness of everything is going to require me to have my wits about me, something that isn't usually the case if I'm sleep deprived. I do usually have a kick of adrenaline that will push me in seriously new and exciting situations, but I'd rather not rely on it in case I'm the walking dead.
So...dear MeFites, can you either tell me how to curb these activities, or successfully get myself to London with energy to spare? My flight is on a Saturday, and I've got about three days prior to my departure at my disposal to alter sleep schedules or try any ideas. Thanks in advance.