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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Kohl
34 years experience in 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
17 years experience in 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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julia Frank
43 years experience in 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience in Pediatric Surgery
Rest: Plenty of fluids and a good nap or rest using melatonin can help.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience in 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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirankumar Viramgama
30 years experience in 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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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
32 years experience in Psychiatry
May vary but: Jet lag symptoms may include: insomnia, early waking or excessive sleepiness, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, constipation or diarrhea, malaise, m ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Eyerman
46 years experience in Psychiatry
It depends: Heavy eating/alcohol intake worsens jet lag. Not eating/fasting worsens jet lag. Light food/light drinking may be best. Beginning with the new time zo ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Kohl
34 years experience in Travel Medicine
Fatigue, mild nausea: Jet lag occurs when you travel east or westbound. Typically you feel fatigued, mild nausea, and have trouble with sleeping. It lasts a few days, ofte ... Read More
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