How To Prevent Jet Lag

April 18, 2013 at 7:30 am

It used to take me a day or two to overcome jet lag when I frequently traveled to USA (that was ages ago, now the frequency has gone down, my last trip was 5 years ago).

Then I learnt from my colleague the way he effectively prevents Jet Lag, so here is what I did in my recent trip to Houston for work, where the flight time was ~22hrs one way (KL->Dubai->Houston) excluding wait time during transit, and the time difference is 13hrs.

I went to the clinic to get sleeping pills.

I took one one pill from Dubai to Houston, and slept about 6hrs. Being a light sleeper, it would have been very difficult for me to sleep for such a long stretch without a sleeping pill.

Then upon arrival, on that night itself, I took another, so that I get full 8hrs sleep. The following day, was just another day to me. No Jet Lag.

I did the some coming back. From Houston to Dubai, I took one pill, to have a few hours sleep. Then on the night I reached home and the night after, I took a sleeping pill each to adjust back my sleeping time/hours.

It was more difficult to adjust when I came back, but with 1 or 2 naps later, I’m back to normal on Day 3.

Try it on your next long haul flight.

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