6.08.2010

Ugg! Jet Lag!

Jet lag, medically referred to as "desynchronosis," is a physiological condition which is a consequence of alterations to circadian rhythms; it is classified as one of the circadian rhythm sleep disorders. Jet lag results from rapid long-distance transmeridian (east-west or west-east) travel, as on a jet plane.

Thanks, Wikipedia. All I know is, I've been home for six days and I'm still suffering symptoms. Lethargy, sleepiness, sleeplessness, sweating, irregular heartbeat, anxiety. This makes me relatively unhappy with crossing 15 time zones approximately every two weeks.

I know, I know. 

So, help!

Please! Jet lag tips welcomed and appreciated! I seriously don't even have time to Google things I can do to help.

My natural insticts so far are to drink as much wine as possible (only sort of kidding), exercise like a banshee and try to resume normal sleeping patterns asap. I've also invested in a bottle of 3mg Melatonin, of which I'm on my second night of taking one right before bedtime.

Miracle cure-all's appreciated!

Mmmmkay...thanks!

XO,

8 comments :

  1. I haven't been on a plane that crossed time zones in a LONG time! Hope the melatonin works!

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  2. i think i told you the dried cranberry thing already...other than that i have no clue!!!

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  3. I love the Melatonin! Just try to get back into the swing of your normal routine as much as possible. It takes your body about a day to recover for every hour time change you traveled.

    I do a night time "sleep ritual' when I am trying to tune back into real life. A hot bath or shower (when you body cools after it helps promote relaxation and sleep), a glass of decaf hot tea, no eating 2 hours prior, melatonin and reading. No internet or tv for the hour prior. Sounds like a lot but it really helps me.

    Try not to drink alcohol too much (which I love to do) since the sugar in it will wake your body later in the night which leads to a restless sleep. Good luck! :)

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  5. Oh darling I know how you must be feeling. Ok here are my quick go to's.

    - don't eat much when flying...your body deals with jet lag much better when you don't have a full stomach.
    - try and drink HEAPS of water during flying, and walk around the cabin as much as possible.
    - try and get onto your destination schedule before departing (if possible)
    - sleep when you are tired, eat when you are hungry (don't put times on when you should do these things...but try and eat lightly before sleeping)

    Hope this helps gorgeous one. Hugs xoxoxo

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  7. Just got back from the Daytona Market. It's huge! You would like it I think. My husband just got back from Czech and he usually tries to adapt by going outside in the sun & fresh air. Hope you find a good solution to your jet lag!

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