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Jet Lag: Top Treatments and Remedies

Friday, 14 March 2014 02:05 AM EDT

Are you a constant traveler? If yes, you might have had a hard time managing fatigue, sleep cycle disruptions, disorders in the digestive system, symptoms of memory collapse, and difficulty in making decisions. These are all symptoms of jet lag. Also called desynchronosis, jet lag is mainly exhibited by people who travel across different time zones. There are effective treatments and remedies for jet lag to help in prevention of troubling symptoms. This article lists remedies and provides expert tips on various prevention methods and treatments for dealing with jet lag.
Treatments and Remedies for Jetlag

Treatments for jet lag are remedies for treating overt symptoms of flight fatigue. Travelers have found these treatments and remedies effective.
Treatments for Jet Lag

Medicines like Zolpidem help you get sound sleep. Sleep-inducing medicines are therefore among effective remedies for jet lag. Studies have found that approximately 10 milligrams of Ambien or Zolpidem can improve sleep. Melatonin hormone is considered among effective treatments for the jet-lagged. One must take melatonin in proper dosages from a trusted chemist. It is important not to take melatonin and Zolpidem together, which can cause complications.

Among the remedies and treatments for desynchronosis, light therapy is one of the popular treatments to help you know when the best time to expose yourself to light is and when to practice prevention by remaining away from bright light. Some small light therapy devices can help you resynchronize your biological clock to help control waking and sleeping. Thus, this therapy is among effective remedies for sleep disorder caused due to desynchronosis. Light therapy helps fight jet lag.
Natural Remedies for Jet Lag

For people preferring natural remedies, here is the list of effective natural remedies for flight fatigue.

Valerian herb helps prevention of a lack of sleep and helps you fall asleep on time while you travel between different time zones. This is an effective sleep aid to help you get sleep naturally without any side effects or residual drowsiness later.

An anti-jet-lag diet is effective as it helps in fighting symptoms. This travel diet advises a high protein breakfast, one feast day including nonvegetarian foods, and one fast day that advises light meals. The diet also recommends avoiding alcohol and places reliance on more caffeine and tea. This is among effective natural remedies.
Prevention: Expert Tips for Prevention of Jet Lag

For prevention of flight fatigue, we can list the following tips:
  • Avoid alcohol, but drinking fluids such as warm tea and coffee in adequate quantities can help prevention of flight fatigue. Drinking plenty of water is an effective prevention method that fights dehydration and counters jet lag.
  • Wearing loose clothing while traveling is an effective prevention measure.
  • Using an eye mask and earplugs can help prevention of symptoms.
  • Try altering your mealtime and sleep cycle before switching time zones to help acclimatize to a different zone. If you are simulating your new schedule before crossing time zones, it will aid prevention of desynchronisis.
The above-mentioned prevention methods and treatments can help you travel without any inconvenience.

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Desynchronosis is a temporary condition often seen in travelers frequently crossing varied time zones. Some common problems such as fatigue and sleep disorders like insomnia or improper sleep, etc. are caused due to excessive air travel. This is also termed flight fatigue or jet lag.
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