Jet Lag (2)

Some people take herbal medicine, but there's really no solid proof that it works.

Some people take sleeping pills and try to sleep for the whole flight.

I guess each person has to try and find the solution that works best for them.

Yeah, everyone is different.

But I believe there are a few things that can definitely make jet lag a little easier to deal with.

Oh, yeah? Like what?

For one don't drink alcohol on flights.

It dehydrates you and only makes jet lag worse.

Oh, I usually have a few drinks when I fly. Maybe I'll stick to water next time.

Water is best because you really need to stay hydrated, especially when you're breathing the dry air in an airplane.

Also, you should try to get on the local schedule as soon as you land.

So even if back home it's 3:00 in the morning, I should follow the local time and... and not go to bed?

That would be best.

If you get there and it's dinner time, go eat... Try to adapt as quickly as possible and sometimes you'll adjust quicker.

If you get super tired in the afternoon, take a catnap, but don't sleep for hours.

I guess that makes sense.

Your body will slowly accept the new sleep-wake cycle.

But the cycle is based on light from the sun, right?

Then maybe I should take a walk in the morning and try to re-set my brain to the new time for light.

Actually, that's probably a great idea. And the exercise can't hurt either.

I think I'll try some of these ideas next time and see which ones work for me.

Thanks for your input, Larry.

Sure! And have a nice rest tonight.