The little-known 24-hour rule that passengers should always follow before a flight – or it could prove deadly | The Sun

The little-known 24-hour rule that passengers should always follow before a flight – or it could prove deadly | The Sun


TRAVELLERS have been warned against flying within 24 hours of one adrenaline-pumping activity.

Thrill seekers should wait at least a day before boarding any plane, as doing so could have fatal consequences.

Being airborne after scuba diving has been sworn against by experts because of the plane's low cabin pressure.

For those who have done a long and deep dive, nitrogen is absorbed into your bloodstream.

Flying at altitude is the equivalent of ascending to the surface after a dive.

As a result, nitrogen bubbles may form in your blood, which can be painful and possibly fatal.

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This condition is called decompression sickness.

Decompression needs to be done slowly, so the nitrogen can safely pass back out through your lungs.

For this reason, the NAUI you leave a 24-hour interval before stepping foot inside an airplane.

However, there is no straightforward answer to this question, andwill ultimately depend on the number of dives undertaken during the trip, the type and pattern of dives completed.

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It comes as one doctor advised travellers to refrain from taking sleeping tablets without trying them out before flying.

Dr Eve Glazier added that side effects of popping these pills can include "lingering dizziness, fatigue or grogginess" while some can have abnormal behaviours like sleepwalking.

GPs rarely prescribe sleeping tablets due to side effects and additions, often only given out for a few days or weeks as a last resort.

Elsewhere, experts have warned of a deadly condition that strikes on holiday – and the seven things you can do to prevent it.

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