Jet lag sucks!

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by kikuchiyo, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. kikuchiyo

    kikuchiyo 大阪に生まれた男

    Jan 6, 2004
    United States
    I'm told it takes about a day to get over jet lag for every time zone you cross.
    It's going to be another rough week.

    Anyone with any thoughts or suggestions? I hear the best way to not get jet lag is to neither eat or sleep on the plane, but on a 14 hour flight that wasn't happening.

    I tried staying up for 26 hours and sleeping at the appropriate time but that didn't work. I'm up again at 7:30 having not slept the previous night. I've done this several times before and while this time is not the worse (last time I came home I was like sick-sick for a week) it still blows.

    (Kikuchiyo, briefly in the U.S.)
  2. xanth

    xanth GBAtemp Regular

    Nov 7, 2002
    United States
    Doesn't work as far as I'm concerned. I didn't sleep a wink on the 14 hour flight to and from Japan last year (can't sleep on planes, sucks to be me T_T). The first time I hadn't slept the night before either.

    Both times I was completely socked with the Jet lag.

    Significantly less bad when I was coming back to the US though; it only ended up lasting 2-3 days compared to the week I was out of it in Japan. Not sure why.

    I've heard lots of Vitamin C helps for some reason, but I haven't tried it. Best thing might just be to take a nap whenever you can after the flight, which might make your body normalize faster. More sleep generally solves most problems.

    But yeah, jet lag is very obnoxious. Good luck!
  3. azianinvazn

    azianinvazn Member

    Aug 30, 2008
    United States
    When i go to taiwan i never get any problems and the time difference from west coast usa is 16 hours. what i do is sleep on the way to taiwan and hold it out on the way back, cuz its all works out that way. i leave us at like 2 in the morning and end up in taiwan wen its 8 in the morning in taiwan. se how that wrks?
  4. Linkiboy

    Linkiboy GBAtemp Testing Area

    May 14, 2006
    United States
    Don't bother trying to sleep at the right times. Just sleep on the plane and go to sleep at the next correct time the next day.
  5. Reaper

    Reaper Tͩ͒ͥ̈́ͧ̓͑̆̂

    Oct 14, 2008
    United States
    I really just sleep when I'm tired and eventually it'll work it. [​IMG]
  6. layzieyez

    layzieyez GBAtemp Fan

    Jun 24, 2007
    United States
    I usually stock up on some sleeping pills whenever I have to take a long flight. I just sleep on the plane and then I force my body to sleep when it's night at my destination. Atlanta Hartsfield to Narita with a stopover in San Francisco was the longest I ever had to fly. Drinking doesn't really work because it's not "restful" sleep. Also, a favorite pillow to sleep on does miracles.