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Old 10-06-2021, 08:53 AM
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Originally Posted by FlyPurdue View Post
I have been an early riser my whole life, but have started doing more red eyes (I try to bid around them, but not always possible), and have not yet been successful in napping before the flight. I tried sleeping very late on the first one, and then was not remotely tired until van time, the second one I woke up early but still was not able to nap, and was more tired at van time. I was still FFD for all these flights.

Any suggestions on red eyes or napping would be helpful, thanks!
I found that chewing gum during the last hour of the flight greatly diminishes any sleepiness. Also was effective for my 100-mile road commute home at 4am.
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