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5 hours jet lag


#1

hi, i am very worried about jet lag when i go on holiday,

sleep is important and a good routine sleeping pattern,

i had a bad few days last week because the clocks went forward and the light hours changed so much so what i was wanting to ask is if anyone knows what i can do when i go to florida,

the time difference in florida is 5 hours behind which means i will get less sleep at night i think but i really worried how it will affect me mentally, anything would help, please.


#2

You could start adjusting your sleep now, little by little. I’m hoping that for you, and hour here or there won’t be too bad so maybe just a three hour adjustment for now and then closer to the trip go for a longer nap and of course you can sleep on the plane.

I’m glad you’re going to get to go to florida.


#3

Melatonin is the standard treatment for jet lag. Secondary options are Ambien or temazepam (a benzodiazepine).

Hope this helps and you enjoy Florida!

Blessings,

Anthony


#4

i’m going to ask my doc if she can help me with this, i dont think i can do it alone, thanks x


#5

Yes, definitely consult with her about these meds. And make sure to let her know how badly loss of sleep affects your mental health. She should be understanding.

Blessings,

Anthony


#6

Your in England right? The hard part isn’t going to be when you reach Florida, but when you get back home.
I’ve done the SFO-AMS-SFO (San Francisco-Amsterdam-San Francisco) trip more times than I care to admit. Going there took about 2days to adjust, but coming back, I just arrived,ate dinner then went to sleep.
Next day back to normal.