DBT Corporate Travel Information - Travel
Jet lag and remedies
* After crossing several time zones, many
travellers suffer from "jet lag".
* Although there's no way to completely avoid
it there are a number of ways to help your body adjust to
a new time zone.
* There is a lack of consensus on potential
remedies, from acupuncture to inhaling lavender-scented
* There are brisk sales of a homeopathic
remedy called "No Jet Lag". Developed by a New
Zealand company the pills supposedly reduce anxiety and
promote sleep through natural ingredients such as club moss
and wild chamomile.
* One of the most popular and controversial
jet lag treatments is the synthetic hormone melatonin. While
many researchers and long-distance travellers praise its
ability to overcome sleep disturbances caused by crossing
multiple time zones, melatonin can actually worsen jet lag
symptoms if it's taken at the wrong time of day or in the
wrong amounts. See your doctor about this one.
* Similarly complex, albeit less controversial,
is the use of daylight or bright artificial lights to accelerate
the adjustment of circadian, or daily, body rhythms.