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Medication Sleep Aid for 30+ Hours Travel

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I will be travelling from Mackay Australia, to Entebbe Uganda, via Abu Dhabi. It consists of a 1.5 hr flight, a14.5hr flight, a 5.5hr flight and a 1.5hr flight with 1 x 6 hour layover and 2 x 3 hour layovers.

I suffer quite badly from insomnia, and have never to date managed to fall asleep on a plane (even long haul Australia - England). However, as I have a wedding to attend the day after we arrive, I need to hit the ground running, so some sleep is really necessary during this horrific trip.

I hate flying, I suffer from twitchy legs, mild claustrophobia and sheer boredom (which everyone gets I'm sure).

I have tried all the different sleep aids except for drugs (such as headphones, blankets, pillows, alcohol etc). None of them have worked. SO....what medications (including dosage amounts) do people suggest for this sort of trip to knock me out? Particularly on the 14.5 hour flight? I will arrive in the evening in Entebbe so it doesn't matter if I'm groggy as I'll be going straight to bed anyway.

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