Jet Lag Cures An Update

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Jet Lag Cures An Update

Jet lag cures sleep masks, earplugs, neckrests, homeopathic mainstays the remedy that works for you may not for me

and so it goes. There's nothing new . . .

Actually, there is! Some travelers are touting the off-label use of Provigil (not U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved for jet lag),

a "wake-promoting agent" designed to "improve the wakefulness in patients with excessive sleepiness associated with narcolepsy, obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome and shift work sleep disorder.

Other travelers favor the anti-jet-lag diet, developed for shift workers in 1982 at Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois. The plan revolves around eating different foods at different times to heighten energy or to wind down.

You'll find a discussion of the diet at, including an explanation of how it works, who should use it, etc. (For a fee, you can have a diet plan created just for you $10.95 - one way; $16.95 - round trip.)

Melatonin, which helps regulate circadian rhythms, still has its devotees (who still couple it with exposure to natural light upon arrival at their destination). To read more about this hormone, visit The National Sleep Foundation. Their brochures and reports on sleep including discussions of melatonin and sleep and sleep and travel.

Here's to increased understanding of this phenomenon that decimates so many travelers!

P.S. The newly opened Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C. has launched a "Traveler's Release," a unique spa treatment designed to help frequent fliers and busy executives overcome jet lag and stress.
For more details, click: "Traveler's Release"

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