FAQ - Jet Lag Syndrome
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Does anyone have any tips for overcoming jet lag after a 5 hour time difference?

I've been trying for years - and I can still never seem to get it right.

I've missed you!! I hope you had a great vacation!! My life is upside down right now-- I cannot get internet at home.

Hopefully, that will change soon...

Anyway-- just try and adjust your internal clock to normal eating and sleeping times again. Even an hour a day in that direction will help.  (+ info)

Is there a term for Jet lag without the travelling implication? Just getting out of your sleep routine?

Like when your on holiday and you end up getting to sleep really late and wake really late every day.
Not on holiday as in going away, just on a break from school or work.

in the question you made it sound like you travelled because you said on holiday lol. but i think its literally called a disturbed sleep pattern.

edit: i know what you meant :) i was just saying.  (+ info)

Suggestions on How to get rid of Jet-Lag?

I'm going to the Philippines this summer and coming back home when it's 9 pm. But the next day I am going to Warped Tour ( July 17) I'm pretty sure I'm going to have Jet-Lag that next day but I really want to go to Warped. What should I do to get rid of jet-lag as soon as possible?

Years of experience have taught me that the only sure fire method of beating jet-lag is sleep.
Years of experience have also taught me that the funnest way of getting a good sleep on a plane is to get a wee bit tipsy.

Alcohol will affect you more in the air because cabin pressures are lower than air pressure on the ground. Also, the sheer process of digesting alcohol back into sugars, means that more blood is required in your stomach.

Since people tend to fall asleep more readily when they've drunk a little bit of alcohol, this is the very principle behind the "nightcap", then why not turn it to your advantage? Hey, you don't have to drive anyway!

Get rid of Jet-Lag through Alcohol. It's not only easy, it's fun!  (+ info)

Is there a link between jet-lag and mental symptoms?

I fly cross Atlantic (7 time zones) once a month for a week and experiencing mental depression-like difficulties. I wonder if it could be a related to my jet-lag.

yes, ur bilogogical clock is severly affected. avoid flying that often. atleast take some rest after flying.  (+ info)

What are the precautions that should be taken in order to avoid the problem of jet-lag?

I have heard that most people suffer from this problem when they have to travel a different time zone. I am also planning to go abroad. So please help me and provide detailed information.

Jet lag is a collection of symptoms that occur while your body clock adjusts to a new time zone when you travel. Some of the problems that you may also experience are poor concentration, loss of appetite, and diarrhoea or constipation.
Most people begin to feel the effects of jet lag only after crossing three or more time zones. Travelling from east to west (for example, from London to New York) extends the day and is usually easier on the body than travelling from west to east, which shortens the day. Older people are more susceptible to the effects of jet lag.

Some of the things which you should keep in mind while travelling to a new time zone are:
1. If possible, fly during the day.
2. Get plenty of rest before you depart.
3. Drink plenty of water or fruit juice before and during the flight.
4. Avoid alcohol, coffee, or cola drinks,etc.

For more information you can try the link

http://www.findmedicaladvice.com/common-conditions/jet-lag-remedies.html  (+ info)

What are some effective, all natural remedies for jet lag?

Preferably something i can take through customs with ease.

dont worry about customs because no pill can help you. just work on adjusting your body to the new climate, ive heard fasting before/during your flight helps, but if its a long flight this might not be good. the body will acclimate as long as you immediately put yourself on a regular scheduled routine, just takes some time. avoid napping.  (+ info)

How can we help our kids adjust to jet lag time zone changes?

We just got back from a ten day trip to the east coast. We live on the west coast. Our kids seem to be a few hours off of now. They usually wake up around 7:30 and now they've been waking up at 6 for the past two days. Any suggestions on how to get their sleep schedules back to normal? Ages are 1 and 4 1/2.

Just keep doing things at the times you normally would. Eventually it will settle down. When we visit family, its a 7 hour time difference and the kids jet lag is crazy! But as you continue the normal routine, they'll adjust back to normal. Just be sure to keep eating and bed times normal. Although you might have to deal with an earlier wake-up time partly because the sun comes up earlier in the summer.  (+ info)

Do kids get jet lag worse than adults?

Me and my girlfriend are planning a trip for next summer to either Japan or China. Neither of us can decide. We'll be taking our two year old daughter with us who will be three then. I know that the flying is going to be difficult enough because my girlfriend is wheel chair bound because of a spinal cord injury and having a toddler on the plane will make things difficult but she's well behaved so it won't be too much of a problem.

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What is the best remedy for Jet Lag?

After traveling over 12 Time zones in the last 18 hours, I find myself wide awake at almost 1 am in the morning.

Sunlight does help, but what helps me is to stay on the same schedule as my body was used to after I return home for a day. Then that night or the next day, no matter what, force myself to return to a normal schedule (my home schedule as in what time I wake up and go to bed). Following that I am tired as heck because I don't have enough sleep. But at night, go to bed at around the time (or earlier) because you're now at home. In 2-3 days I'm good. That helps getting my rhythm back to normal.

If I mess up and fall asleep at an odd time (according to my home time) after returning home, I find it takes me 2 weeks or so to get back into a natural sleep pattern. Those naps taken midday because of being too tired is sure to mess you up more than fix your jet lag. So don't nap and save it for nighttime.  (+ info)

Can jet lag screw up your menstrual cycle?

I was in Florida for a week on vacation and recently came back (Arizona) in time to get my period. I'm never late and day 28 never fails. Today I'm 2 days late. Could it be possible that the long flight against time and fast forward time back be the cause of me not getting my period? OR is it possible I'm pregnant?

no, your period is going to come when it wants to no matter what time zone you're in
and there's only like a 3 hour time difference so even if it did affect it, it wouldn't be by much  (+ info)

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