Great question! Depending on whether you are on a controlled med, it can be really helpful to do research, speak to your doc about your trip get enough supply and necessary documents or letters from doctors etc. Set out some time the day before to get packing and everything, shower etc done and lay out clothes if you are travelling in the morning so that you can just roll out of bed and don't need to worry about getting too much stuff done last min and possibly miss your transport if you are not driving/ being driven. On that note, if you are travelling with someone, ask them to gently help you wake up if possible, either in person or by phoning (and keeping on the line!) Snacks and something to rest your head on is a good one. Also, I think having a coffee already made up (maybe make to ice coffee) if you drink it or any other beverage that might help you on a journey at the ready so again, not going to be missed out on for being last min! (this is always an issue for me, waking up late!) If you need to explain something like cataplexy, you could have a wristband with narcolepsy on it, speak to flight staff etc if you are flying. Maybe have a little booklet or infographic handy (eg. from project sleep) about narcolepsy to just hand to people if you are too brain foggy to explain. There's probably more but I will stop there haha!
Best Wishes, Lauren (Team Member)