NRS SLEEP CENTER

Jet Lag

Jet Lag occurs when a person travels across 3 or more time zones east or west.  This results in a disconnect between the internal body clock (Circadian Rhythms) and the day-night cycle.  Jet Lag manifests itself as disturbed sleep, loss of alertness, mild sickness, stomach problems and exhaustion.

 

With our help, you can minimize the effects of Jet Lag.

Traveling to Europe from East Coast of the United States


Get a good night rest prior to departure.


On the plane, drink enough fluids, and wear loose clothes to make it easier to fall asleep. Take sleeping pills if you cannot sleep. Sonata (Zalpelon) is a good choice. Make certain that there are at least 4 hours of flight time remaining before taking this.


Once in Europe, avoid bright light in the morning until 7 AM. Use dark glasses if needed. Expose yourself to abundant sunlight or bright light in the afternoon and evening. Take 3 mgs of Melatonin at about 8 PM. Take short naps (between 30 - 60 minutes) if needed.

Traveling to the United States from Europe
 

Get a good night rest prior to departure.


On the plane, drink enough fluids, and wear loose clothes to make it easier to sleep. Take sleeping pills if you cannot sleep. Sonata (Zalpelon) is a good choice. Make certain that there are at least 4 hours of flight time remaining before taking this.

 

Once in the United States, avoid bright light till 11 AM. Use dark glasses if needed. Expose yourself to abundant sunlight or bright light from noon onwards. Take 1 mg of Melatonin at about 2 AM. Take short naps (30 - 60 minutes) if needed.


Expect 2 to 3 hours of correction in your sleep cycle daily.

Travelling to other parts of the world?

Please contact us.

rkgupta@nrssleepcenter.com