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Questions tagged [jet-lag]

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

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Reasons for not taking melatonin during flight?

After my last intercontinental flight (8 hours difference between arrival and departure airport) I used melatonin to cope with jet lag and it worked pretty fine. I was able to have some decent sleep, ...
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What practices do airlines apply to avoid jet lag?

A lot has been written about ways to avoid jet lag. My question is what practices airlines adopt to assist travellers with this on long-distance flights, e.g. serve meals at certain times, dim cabin ...
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Does maintaining your home's time zone, while travelling, enable you to evade jet lag?

Suppose that: You are leaving Home, travelling to Destination for 1-14 weeks, and then returning Home. Destination time is behind Home time by ≤ 6 hours (contra this). Obviously, this question is ...
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Does the direction of travel matter for jet lag, when the time difference is 12 hours?

I was having a discussion with a friend about this. Usually, I understand that when traveling east, jet lag is worse than when traveling west. However, when the time difference is (about) 12 hours, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 okay,...
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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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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 ...