If all else fails and your journey stress proves troublesome to beat, chances are you’ll need to resort to sure medicines or dietary supplements that may allow you to handle your anxiousness. Nevertheless, whereas some vacationers flip instantly to sedative substances like Xanax, Ativan, Ambien, or alcohol, these aren’t essentially really useful. “Whether or not or not these tablets assist will depend on the underlying explanation for the anxiousness that is occurring,” Tania Elliott, MD, tells Healthline. “Ambien has been proven to extend folks’s possibilities of sleepwalking, so I might keep away from that on the airplane. Xanax could be the one to assist quell anxiousness, however once more, it will depend on whether or not or not the anxiousness comes from flying itself or is said to a different space. I like to recommend neither Xanax or Ambien for flying.”
As an alternative, there are some gentler substances which will assist calm your nerves whereas touring. Throughout lengthy journeys, taking melatonin could be a helpful solution to handle your circadian rhythms and encourage sleep, which is sweet for stress ranges. Plus, it could allow you to battle off jet lag (through Mayo Clinic).
Different merchandise, like the favored homeopathic stress-reliever Rescue Treatment, declare that their soothing natural blends can ease your worries. Whereas many of those merchandise depend on anecdotal proof that is exhausting to verify, simply the act of getting them might present a reassuring placebo impact to calm your thoughts whereas touring. After all, you probably have any questions on utilizing dietary supplements and medicines in your journey, ask your physician earlier than departure.