A sedative that quickly puts you to sleep but won't leave you drowsy.
Take It: If you have a meeting right after you land.
An antianxiety medication for the overexcited brain.
Take It: If you can't sleep because flying makes you nervous.
Similar to Ambien, but lasts longer so you can get a full night's rest.
Take It: If you want to stay zonked on a long flight.
Similar to Xanax, but longer-acting because it metabolizes more slowly.
Take It: If you need to relax on that marathon trip to Melbourne.
A natural compound produced by the body to induce sleep.
Take It: If you only need a little help drifting off.
A non-habit-forming sleep aid recently approved by the FDA.
Take It: If you're the addictive type.
Developed to treat narcolepsy, it's now being marketed as a general stay-awake drug.
Take It: If you need help reviving after a red-eye.
Another Way to Get a Little Shut-Eye
Dream Water is a natural sleep aid that uses chemicals produced by the body to help you doze off quickly and sleep soundly. $20 for six 2.5-oz bottles, drinkdreamwater.com
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