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How can I get over my jet lag quickly?

How can I get over my jet lag quickly?

Jet lag calculator: I suggest going to the british airways website and using their jet lag calculator to figure out the optimal time for light and dark to reestablish a healthy circadian rhythm. You might want to consider taking immediate release melatonin before you go to sleep in your new time zone. Despite what my wife believes homeopathic medications don't work. ...Read more

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Jet Lag (Definition)

A condition in which there is an alteration in a person's circadian rhythm (internal time clock) and sleep patterns due to travel ...Read more


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How to quickly get rid of jet lag?

How to quickly get rid of jet lag?

Sun & melatonin: Jet lag is the mismatch between your internal biologic clock and the external world.Your internal clock is set by sunlight, espeically morning and evening light as well as your body's natural sleep hormone-melatonin.Exposure to sunlight morning and evening and using melatoinin prior to sleep you can hasten your adaptaion.Jet lag causes decreased memory and analytic skills for the first few days. ...Read more

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How to get over jetlag in time to give presentation abroad?

How to get over jetlag in time to give presentation abroad?

Sun & melatonin: Jet lag is the mismatch between your internal biologic clock and the external world.Your internal clock is set by sunlight, espeically morning and evening light as well as your body's natural sleep hormone-melatonin.Exposure to sunlight morning and evening and using melatoinin prior to sleep you can hasten your adaptaion.Jet lag causes decreased memory and analytic skills for the first few days. ...Read more

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How to cope up with jet lag ?

How to cope up with jet lag ?

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: go to bed 45-60 min later each night for few days before heading west or 45-60min earlier each night for few days before heading east. The further u travel, the more hours/days u need to change. Have fun wherever u r heading..Be safe and good luck. ...Read more

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How will having jet lag affect me down the road?

How will having jet lag affect me down the road?

You're tired: Jet lag is the body clock set to where you left from trying to reset to where you arrived.Some helpful ideas are to sleep on the flight, hydrate like crazy, get some exercise at your destination, do not try to catch-up > 6 hours in a day.I have many international pilots who have been flying across multiple time zones for decades with no adverse effects long term. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get over 7 hour jet lag without wasting any hours?

Light exposure: There are many, many approaches to jet lag, however the approach that i think has the best evidence basis involves using light and dark exposure to shift your body's internal clock to the new time zone. British airways has a decent one on their website. For added effect you might try taking melatonin in the evening. ...Read more

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How much time to get over a concussion?

How much time to get over a concussion?

Depends on # factors: The time it takes to recover fully after concussion depends on a number of factors. These include how severe the concussion was, one's age, health before injury, and how well you take care of yourself after the concussion. Rest is very important so your brain can heal. Avoid physically demanding activities. Don't use alcohol or other drugs as they can slow your recovery. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get over 11 hour jetlag fast?

East or West?: If traveling east wake up earlier, go to bed earlier than you normally would and expose yourself to light early to advance your body clock. Traveling west? Adapt by waking up later and go to bed later than usual; avoid any light during the flight to delay your body clock. Eat lightly. Heavy meals and alcohol can disrupt adjustment. Melatonin 30 minutes before sleep but check with doctor first! ...Read more

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How long does it take to get acclimated to new time zone after travel from us to eu?

How long does it take to get acclimated to new time zone after travel from us to eu?

2 days for me.: I live on the east coast and it may be longer if you live further out toward california. ...Read more

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How can I prevent jet lag?

Depends: Traveling eastward is typically worse than westward. It also depends on the number of time zones you are crossing. If you are just crossing one or two time zones, you may just want to live with it. Crossing more than two, if you have a week to prepare, you can start living based on your new time zone, adjusting one hour each day until you are living in your new time zone BEFORE you leave. Best. ...Read more

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How to get over depression?

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How to get over depression?

Depression: Thorough evaluation by a psychiatrist to determine the type of depression & discuss with u a tx plan, which normally involves cognitive behavioral therapy, group therapy, & medications if indicated. ...Read more

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How to get over insomnia?

How to get over insomnia?

Insomnia: To address insomnia look up healthy sleep habits. Create a consistent wake time and avoid naps. Go to bed only when you are tired. If you can't fall asleep within 20 mins, get out of bed until you're tired again. Avoid substances that impact sleep, like alcohol. ...Read more

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How to get over the flu quickly?

How to get over the flu quickly?

Influenza: F you have the flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid’s. Rest a lot! in some situations antiviral medications (tamiflu, relenza, flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. ...Read more

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I'd really like to know how to get to sleep better, faster?

I'd really like to know how to get to sleep better, faster?

Good sleep hygiene: Maintain a regular bedtime and awakening time schedule including weekends. Get up about the same time every day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Establish a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime many include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to soothing music. 3. Sleep in a room that is dark, quiet, comfortable, and cool; >>. ...Read more

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Tips on how to last longer in bed please?

Tips on how to last longer in bed please?

Be up front.: Suggest you share a bed for your intimate time with each other and when it's time to sleep, both can move to a separate bed. Let your girlfriend know that you are a much better partner when you can get a good nights sleep. She may not know how you feel if you don't tell her. Telling her may bring out things about her feelings you may not know. That may change some of your thinking as well. ...Read more

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How can I cope with jet lag?

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 site until 10 pm and then go to sleep (even if it means taking a prescribed sleeping pill if it feels to early). Don't drink on the plane and stay hydrated. ...Read more

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How long it may take for me to recover from jet lag? Will fly soon from Romania to Canada (-6h) for a 2-3 week vacation but I don't want it ruined.

About 24-72 hours: It takes a couple of days for your body to adjust to a new time zone. Sounds like you have plenty of time to enjoy your vacation. Be safe and have fun! ...Read more

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Can jet lag cause a anxiety relapse, how long would it take for anxiety to dissipate after crossing 8 time zones?

Can jet lag cause a anxiety relapse, how long would it take for anxiety to dissipate after crossing 8 time zones?

Yes, it can: Jet leg can definitely cause a flareup of anxiety disorder. Chances are it will last longer if you traveled west than if you traveled east. People traveling that distance west typically report the flareup lasting 3 to 4 weeks whereas those people traveling east typically report flareup lasting only about a week. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can I fall asleep? It takes me forever to fall asleep! what are some helpful ways to help me go to sleep faster?

Proper sleep hygiene: Develop proper sleep hygiene. By that i mean doing a few simple things regularly and consistently. First, have a good sleep environment--quiet, dark and a little cool. Establish a consistent bedtime, whether tired or not. Avoid any alcohol (at least 3 hrs before bedtime), as well as heavy meals, or exercise before bedtime. Don't watch tv, computer, or lighted screen. And don't clock watch either. ...Read more