Jet lag is a nuisance when crossing more than a couple of time zones. Since neuroscience evidence continues to define sleep quality as paramount for well being, I always strive to experience as little sleep disruption as possible. As a frequent traveler I can offer 2 remedies.
This “how to sleep anywhere” description is sound and based on years of research by military and commercial aviation providers. I have used these techniques (along with eye shades, noise cancelling headphones worn over ear plugs and padded eyeshades, a light blanket or jacket used as one) to great success. I can fall sleep just about anywhere as long as I have a blanket for the drop in body temperature.
But what to do about the jet lag once you arrive at your destination? For trips with more than 2 zones of time difference I always use No Jet Lag. It is a homeopathic remedy available online. It was recommended by a fellow cruiser on a trip through Southeast Asia and I’ve used it ever since. Used exactly as directed, I’ve found it eliminates about half of the time required to adjust to a new time zone. It’s in my carry on for every overseas trip!
A new app called Time Shifter offers one free use and then a $25 annual subscription. I will be using using my freebie the next time I cross the pond to see how much additional insight it provides on pre-during and post-arrival tactics. I’ll report on that in October. But, for now try these listed let me know how they work for you.
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