Sedating children on flights

26 Jan

Aside from the risks, sleeping pills don’t enable you to sleep as deeply as your body needs to, so you may not feel rested when you arrive at your destination.

Here are some things you can do on your flight to help you or your child sleep well without medicines: For more information about sleep problems visit the NPS Medicine Wise website.

This article is supplied by NPS Medicine Wise, providing independent information on medicines and medical tests, funded by the Australian Government’s Department of Health and Ageing.

“Sleeping pills can sedate you to the extent you don’t move much during your flight.

Although DVT from flying is rare, getting even small clots in your legs or lungs from lack of movement is dangerous,” says Dr Binns.

I'd try to plan the flight times around your childs sleep patterns as it is possible to get sleep on the plane for the little ones.The following is a roundup of the most common maladies, along with suggested travel medications for each.Promethazine in particular should not be given to a child younger than two years, as it can cause severe breathing problems and possibly infant death syndrome. This hormone is produced naturally in the body to regulate when you sleep and wake.Research has found that melatonin is only beneficial in around half of people who take it.