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Are there any factors that will make jet lag worse

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Lawson
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: There are many things that affect jet lag, two of the most important: flying west is harder on you than going east and consuming alcohol on the flight ... Read More
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Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Jet Lag: Dehydration and lack of sunlight can prolong jet lag. Please drink a reasonable amount of water and get out into the sunlight. Peace and good health ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Jet Lag Risk factors- being an older adult, number of time zones crossed, being a frequent flier, flying east, high altitudes & changes in plane c ... Read More

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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
The risk factors for getting Jet lag include:: Stress, Recent travel, Sleep deprivation, Travel.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Jet lag: Risk factors- being an older adult, number of time zones crossed, being a frequent flier, flying east, high altitudes & changes in plane cabin pre ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Petrie
34 years experience Travel Medicine
Jet Lag Effects: The answer is probably yes. Changing time zones when flying alters your internal sense of timing (your circadian rhythms) and can cause feelings such ... Read More
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Dr. Warren Everett
Specializes in Family Medicine
Can't predict: predicticting the future is hazardous. Jet lag is an inconvenience and my experience with sleeping pills and melatonin has inconclusive results inspi ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Kohl
34 years experience Travel Medicine
Travel East or West: Jet lag is caused by a mismatch between your internal clock and the external world. Your internal clock is set and reset every day by sunlight and mel ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
17 years experience Sleep Medicine
Time travel: Jet lag is any time travel but it is usually most pronounced e-w. You've lost time. Also body is not able to sleep as late in morning because it fee ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julia Frank
43 years experience Psychiatry
Jet lag: You can try complex methods of putting yourself on the new time with meals and medications before travelling, or just stay up when you reach the new s ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Rest: Plenty of fluids and a good nap or rest using melatonin can help.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Change your schedule: If you are young, less than 30 or so, a few hours difference won't bother you much. Going west is less of an issue than heading back east. To prepare: ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Various factors: It depends on your direction of flight, and how many time zones you will cross. If only 1-2 time zones, you will probably be okay, but if 3 or more g ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirankumar Viramgama
30 years experience Sleep Medicine
Time Zone traveled: Depending on number of time zone traveled. Traveling from ny to la in usa is 3 time zone and about 3 days it last. Traveling west is less taxing to bo ... Read More
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