This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.

A few months ago, I got an email from a public relations rep promising “A Pocket-Sized Solution to Jet Lag and Travel Sickness.” Given that I travel overseas quite often, jet lag is a serious issue for me and the rest of the TPG team. I was intrigued.

The product is called “Sweet Dreams,” and it’s from a company called Instavit. I hadn’t heard of either, so I was hesitant at first. But curious enough to drop $15 (via Amazon) on a 28-dose bottle of what has now become known as “my sleep spray.” It consists of a combination of chamomile and melatonin, both of which haven’t done much for me in the past on their own, but in this concentrated liquid form, two sprays in my mouth and 30 minutes later I am out.

Instavit’s Sweet Dreams spray is available for $14.99 — or less.

So how well does it work? Take, for example, a 6:30pm redeye from New York to Europe. Normally I’d easily be awake for the first five or so hours, but after spraying this stuff I can go to sleep before the rest of the cabin’s even made its way through the appetizer course.

On a recent trip that brought me from Toulouse, France to Singapore (on Singapore’s A350) to Seoul (on Korean’s 777-300ER) and on to New York (on Asiana’s A380) over the span of 48 hours, I would have been seriously miserable without “my sleep spray.” Instead, I stayed awake when I needed to be up and slept like a baby when I needed to be out. I even managed to spend the rest of the day in the office immediately after I landed in New York. I take the spray for another couple days after I’m back home, and after that I’m in the clear, back on a normal schedule without any medication.

If you’re not convinced, you can get a 10-dose trial version for $7 on Amazon. I’m sure it won’t work for everyone (my mom was unaffected, for example), but it’s a real lifesaver for me.

Have you used Instavit’s sleep spray?

The best beginner points and miles card out there.
Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

With great travel benefits, 2x points on travel & dining and a 50,000 point sign up bonus, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is a great card for those looking to get into the points and miles game. Here are the top 5 reasons it should be in your wallet, or read our definitive review for more details.

Apply Now
More Things to Know
  • Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred named "Best Credit Card for Flexible Travel Redemption" - Kiplinger's Personal Finance, June 2018
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel
  • No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards
Intro APR on Purchases
Regular APR
18.24% - 25.24% Variable
Annual Fee
$0 Intro for the First Year, then $95
Balance Transfer Fee
Either $5 or 5% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.
Recommended Credit
Excellent Credit

Editorial Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airlines or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

Disclaimer: The responses below are not provided or commissioned by the bank advertiser. Responses have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser’s responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.