Side effect of travelling to distant time zones, involving uncommon sleep times - with symptoms including drowsiness, headaches and insomnia.

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How can I avoid or minimize jet lag?

From my personal anecdotal experience, I've found it worse when travelling east around the globe. I also tend to stay awake most if not all of the flight, so sleeping time doesn't tend to matter as ...
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How do you prepare for long haul flights?

I'm always feeling a bit unwell during and after long haul flights. I lose my appetite, can't sleep in the plane, food has no taste no matter what. However, I'm pretty sure it's not the flying itself, ...
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Flying to Europe with children: preparing for time change

I'm flying to Europe with my family this spring, which is my wife and I and two children (will be 2 and almost 4). We're flying Lufthansa, with flights like so: To Europe: 9:30pm (UTC-6) -> 2:30pm (...
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What are the options for flying from the US to Europe during the daytime, not overnight?

I've done the JFK to LHR route before, where you get to spend the day on the plane and sleep in a real bed in London that night. It's also awesome to wake up early (5am) in NY in the days before you ...
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Does melatonin work as a jet lag remedy?

From the "guess who flew a long-haul yesterday and is up at 5 AM" department: In various studies, melatonin is variously claimed to work or not work as a jet lag remedy. Does it actually work? A ...
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Stay Awake or Sleep to Minimize Jetlag?

There was a lot of information on the How can I avoid or minimize jet lag? post, so I thought I'd ask something more specific here. I will be travelling from South Korea to the east coast of the US. ...
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Is it a good idea to keep your home timezone sleeping pattern when traveling to a far timezone?

I will be traveling to a timezone 10 timezones ahead of mine. I need to be productive and work while I am there. I can't afford jet leg when I get there and then jet lag when I get back. Is it ok for ...
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North-South travel “jet lag” [duplicate]

Could we feel a jetlag-equivalent effect when we travel a long distance in the North-South direction? We would be moving from summer to winter in one day. Doesn't this affect our biological clocks?
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Jetlag - sleep or nap and delay sleep until destination time [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I avoid or minimize jet lag? I am flying to London from Sydney. While still in Sydney, is it better to have a nap and delay my sleeping until London time says its ...