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What is the best way to handle jet lag from trans-oceanic flights?

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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Jet lag

Drinking a lot of water can help as dehydration actually makes it more difficult for the body temperature adjust to the new time zone.
 avoidance of caffeine and alcohol on the trip will help prevent dehydration. caffeine can be used to promote daytime alertness when dealing with the decreased alertness after arrival. exposure to the local sun light will tend to resynchronize the circadian rhythm.

In brief: Jet lag

Drinking a lot of water can help as dehydration actually makes it more difficult for the body temperature adjust to the new time zone.
 avoidance of caffeine and alcohol on the trip will help prevent dehydration. caffeine can be used to promote daytime alertness when dealing with the decreased alertness after arrival. exposure to the local sun light will tend to resynchronize the circadian rhythm.
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Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
And walking barefoot in the grass or a thick rug. can help you recover sooner.
Dr. Shah Nawaz
Psychiatry

In brief: Melatonin

Take melatonin to regulate your sleep cycle limit caffeine drink more fluids.

In brief: Melatonin

Take melatonin to regulate your sleep cycle limit caffeine drink more fluids.
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