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What is the best way to handle jet lag? Is there a difference for east- and westbound travel?L

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Dr. Samuel Bayles
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

melatonin may help a little.
here are other suggestions: http://sleepfoundation.org/sleep-topics/jet-lag-and-sleep

In brief: Maybe

melatonin may help a little.
here are other suggestions: http://sleepfoundation.org/sleep-topics/jet-lag-and-sleep
Dr. Samuel Bayles
Dr. Samuel Bayles
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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Plan accordingly

There is a difference between eastward and westward travel.
It is generally easier to accommodate to travel west... We just adjust our schedules accordingly. Travel east is usually more difficult... Travel across 2 or more time zones usually requires about a day/time zone to adjust. Exposure to bright sunlight is the best method for adjusting to jet-lag.

In brief: Plan accordingly

There is a difference between eastward and westward travel.
It is generally easier to accommodate to travel west... We just adjust our schedules accordingly. Travel east is usually more difficult... Travel across 2 or more time zones usually requires about a day/time zone to adjust. Exposure to bright sunlight is the best method for adjusting to jet-lag.
Dr. Patrick Melder
Dr. Patrick Melder
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Dr. Patrick Melder
You can also add 3mg of melatonin (sold over the counter) before you go to bed prior and on arrival
Dr. Lukose Vadakara
Melatonin works the best
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