Melatonin: Does It WorkBack to Forum
Anonymous10 Nov 2011
Mrs S uses it, I tend to go to a GP and get something that will knock me out.
I also once replaced Mrs S’s Melatonin with small pill shaped mints – they worked very well, which may suggest that its partly what the mind thinks its taking!
Sleep well wherever you are travelling VK.10 Nov 2011
Tried it with no success. I use an over the counter sleep aid from USA (not licensed in UK) as it is non narcotic and does nto leave me tired afterwards. I also adopt the reverse of airline timing which works well for me. Board the plane, go to sleep, wake up then eat meal and watch movies, with shades up if it daylight outside.
Ohet thing is no alcohol before or during flight (sorry VK I know that this statement and my politics will probably prevent you form ever speaking to me again). Once I arrive where I am going then by all means open a good year or mix me a nice Pisco Sour and I will be your friend for life.
Melatonin nothing, brown paper in the shoes nothing.10 Nov 2011
Yes it works well if you use it correctly and that is to make sure you have had plenty of water before hand and no booze. It kicks in fairly quickly and will work for up to 6 hrs. There are cheap versions on the market that I know people have tried and said it does not work. It is safe to take 2 pills if needed.10 Nov 2011
I’ve found it useful, though that may, of course, be the placebo effect.
But decline the welcome aboard champagne – counterproductive, evidently. I stick to whatever full-bodied red is offered.
Buy your melatonin in the US. Ubiquitous availability, far cheaper than in the UK.
Sidebar – just used BA273, new service to San Diego. Wunderbar!
Without LAX’s series of inbound Asian flights to clog ICE lines, I was kerbside in minutes. Nice lounge with full range of BA freebies for your return flight, too, despite being run by AA.
New 777, very obliging mixed crew. Deep joy all round, as Perfesser Stanley Unwin would have said.
City bus outside direct to the Santa Fe station in 5 minutes if you’re taking Amtrak up towards LA.12 Nov 2011
I have never tried Melatonin, but I have recently rediscovered the beneficial effects of a Vitamin B complex. I take 1 about an hour before going to bed and they literally knock me out. Last night I had 5 hours’ uninterrupted sleep which is very unusual for me.
Has anyone noticed similar effects?29 Nov 2013