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Is melatonin safe to take for jet lag?
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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
7 doctors agree
In brief: AASM guidlines
When time at destination is expected to be brief, keeping home-based sleep hours, rather than adopting destination sleep hours, may reduce sleepiness and jet lag symptoms.
In addition, the combination of morning exposure to bright light and shifting the sleep schedule one hour earlier each day for three days prior to eastward travel may lessen symptoms of jet lag. Use from 0.5 to 5mg - before bed.

In brief: AASM guidlines
When time at destination is expected to be brief, keeping home-based sleep hours, rather than adopting destination sleep hours, may reduce sleepiness and jet lag symptoms.
In addition, the combination of morning exposure to bright light and shifting the sleep schedule one hour earlier each day for three days prior to eastward travel may lessen symptoms of jet lag. Use from 0.5 to 5mg - before bed.
Dr. Patrick Melder
Dr. Patrick Melder
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
This is a great website with some good advice on jet lag.
http://www.melatonin.com/jet_lag.php. Homeopathic arnica 200c 2 pellets three times a day for 1-2 days can also help with jet lag and that "beat up feeling". Also consult a chinese medicine practitioner. There may be acupressure points and or simple herbal suggestions that will also help.

In brief: Yes
This is a great website with some good advice on jet lag.
http://www.melatonin.com/jet_lag.php. Homeopathic arnica 200c 2 pellets three times a day for 1-2 days can also help with jet lag and that "beat up feeling". Also consult a chinese medicine practitioner. There may be acupressure points and or simple herbal suggestions that will also help.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes its a relatively
Benign pill to take though whether it will help you is a separate question.
Good luck.

In brief: Yes its a relatively
Benign pill to take though whether it will help you is a separate question.
Good luck.
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Dr. Michael Borookhim
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Jet lag
Yes it is.

In brief: Jet lag
Yes it is.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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