“Some of the primary reasons some people are afraid to fly are a fear of crashing, a fear of being out of control, a fear of the unknown, a fear of heights, having lost a loved one in a plane crash and feeling claustrophobic,” says Ora Nadrich, a certified mindfulness meditation instructor and life coach.
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Is it normal to have anxiety before a flight?
Given the modern-day realities of travel, a little anxiety is inevitable and more common than ever. Fortunately, it’s treatable, and perhaps even preventable. I have a close relative who always has a predictable pre-trip meltdown. It starts with packing her bags days — sometimes a week — before the journey.
Does Benadryl help with flight anxiety?
One of the biggest advantages of using an OTC medication such as Benadryl to treat anxiety is that it is fast-acting and convenient. These qualities can be helpful if you need to reduce symptoms of mild anxiety quickly. Because Benadryl causes many people to feel drowsy, it can also help with sleep.
How do you calm pre travel anxiety?
10 Ways to Cope With Pre-Travel Anxiety Focus on What’s Ahead. Tell People About Your Trip. Research and Plan Ahead. Remind Yourself Why You’re Traveling. Identify What’s Making You Feel Uneasy. Step Outside Your Comfort Zone Before You Go. Tap into the Knowledge of Others.