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A Cure For Jet Lag?

Anyone that flies over several time zones as I am known to do, can, on occasion, suffer from jet lag. And every one who has suffered more than once has come up with his or her own way to cure the problem. (Sometimes I think there are as many cures to jet lag as there are travelers.)

Now, a psychologist from Australia has come up with a computer program that is supposed to help you “prevent” jet lag. It’s called Jet Lag Rooster.

It’s simple to use. Go to the website, plug in a few bits of information, and it gives you a detailed plan on what to do in terms of sleep and light.

Does it work? I don’t know. I’m writing this at 3:30 in the morning. Of course, I haven’t really tried the program, either.

The website is free and an iphone app is in development.

What do you go to prevent, or cure, jet lag?



Reader Comments (4)

I try to take day flights across to Europe from Canada. I always took night flights before and was completely wiped out on arrival day. With a day flight I don't get jet lag at all.
Returning, however, is another matter and I have no cure or prevention. From the day I arrive home I am on a downward spiral, it takes me at least three days to stop falling asleep and speaking Martian.
I don't go to work right after a flight home, as I work strange shifts it is easy for me to arrange my time off so that I can be off duty for three or four days on my return.
Of course, getting older doesn't help either and there's nothing I can do about that! :-(
January 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPaula Bag Lass
I look forward to the app. I like to prepare a few days beforehand, although I just shift an hour at a time. This looks interesting, except "seek light" at 3:00 am.
January 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMaggie
I've used Virgin Atlantic's JetLag fighter ap which is, sadly, no longer available on iTunes. It looks Jet Lag Rooster follows the same premise. The light therapy technique has worked to reduce jet lag for me, although I've never gone so far as to use a light box.
January 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSnow
ambien + some wine == amazing restful flight and no jet lag!
February 5, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterjerolomon

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