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Falling asleep while flying (Air sickness)

Pags

Positive Void Coefficient
pilot
Sopite syndrome is a real condition. If your flight surgeon isn't sure what to do, and if you want to try and continue flight training, PM me and I'll ask around.
V/R
Yep! Some people get nauseous when exposed to motion and others fall asleep (think rocking a baby). Sometimes I think (I'm not a doc) the sleeping is a learned behavior. One of my kids used to get real bad car sickness, now whenever we drive more than 20min she just falls asleep.

Talk to your doc and IPs, it's no reason to give up yet.
 

Acejebriel

MaybeAMarineAviator?
Yep! Some people get nauseous when exposed to motion and others fall asleep (think rocking a baby). Sometimes I think (I'm not a doc) the sleeping is a learned behavior. One of my kids used to get real bad car sickness, now whenever we drive more than 20min she just falls asleep.

Talk to your doc and IPs, it's no reason to give up yet.
Funny that you mention that, I do think I have sopite syndrome, but also, all my life, either on a ship or a car, whenever I start to get sick, I do go to sleep to feel better. I spent three straight days on a destroyer sleeping and eating when it was very rocky. Literally slept, woke up to eat, went back to sleep. It was a time machine for me. And yes, I have been getting motion sickness even as a kid.
 

Jim123

DD-214 in hand and I'm gonna party like it's 1998
pilot
Either the flight surgeon or the aerospace physiologist/AMSO (the guy or gal who gave the airsickness brief during the first few days of primary), somebody from the chain of command really needs to be involved in this one- class advisor, onwing, senior Marine, as the case may be.
 

BrickNole

Member
pilot
Are you taking OTC airsickness meds? (Don't actually answer that)... some side effects include sleepiness and drowsiness. I had some bad airsickness the first few flights during contacts in the T-6. Once my SA of maneuvers/course rules/radio calls increased it sorted out, that and AMSO assistance. Hope it works out for you, but if not you won't be the first to redesignate and have a successful career outside of flying.
 

Acejebriel

MaybeAMarineAviator?
Are you taking OTC airsickness meds? (Don't actually answer that)... some side effects include sleepiness and drowsiness. I had some bad airsickness the first few flights during contacts in the T-6. Once my SA of maneuvers/course rules/radio calls increased it sorted out, that and AMSO assistance. Hope it works out for you, but if not you won't be the first to redesignate and have a successful career outside of flying.
I actually don’t sir.
 

SynixMan

Space Cadet
pilot
Contributor
Slightly late to the party, but absolutely talk to the folks in your chain. Class advisors actually give a shit (even if they seem busy/distant), as well as the Flight Doc/Wing AMSO. Start with StuCon/Class Advisor and go from there. They want you to succeed but also be safe.
 

Acejebriel

MaybeAMarineAviator?
Hello everyone!! Thank you so much for all the responses!

Update: I had my airsickness board today, and I am no longer pursuing an marine corps aviation career in the military. As cool as it would have been to fly the osprey, my body is just not meant for it. Thank you again.
 
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