How Smart People can Overcome Jet Lag

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Jet lag – that familiar feeling of fatigue when one exits a plane after a long flight – has no established remedy. No medical application or device is yet capable of eliminating jet lag, ...
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Time Zone Sheets (TZS): A Journey Around the World

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Olivier Le Bon

Abstract

23 jet lag situations, from West +1 to East -1, are described here. I begin with the specific problems that may be encountered in each case, as well as a list of specific solutions. These solutions start with no-nonsense measures; go on to speeding up the adjustment using bright light and melatonin; then to sleeping pills; and, if nothing else works, to strong doses of caffeine and stimulants. I suggest you use a graduated, step-by-step response and to go to the next level only if you have an insufficient result. I will end with a few comments based on my own experience over the years as a traveller.

Keywords:

Bright light, Caffeine, Fatigue, Launch window, Medium-duration sleeping pill, Melatonin, Modafinil, Sleeping pill, Nap, No-nonsense measure, Power nap, Practical, Preflight rescheduling, Short-duration sleeping pill, Sleepiness.

Affiliation:

Universite Libre de Bruxelles Belgium.