Do over the counter sleeping pills actually work? →
[More:] I usually go to bed around midnight, and that works fine. But in a couple of weeks I have to go to bed at 6 or 7 pm in order to wake up at 2 am to catch an international aeroplane flight. So if I take a couple of OTC sleeping pills, will they actually be able to override my internal clock that thinks I should still be awake and active? What's the best kind of sleeping pills that both work and also don't prevent me from waking up feeling like shit? Are there any?
(I don't sleep on planes because that ruins my well tested anti-jetlag regimen [stay awake for the entire trip, drink lots of alcohol throughout, go to bed after dark local time in the destination city. It works well for me.]
. So I need to be well rested.)