jetlog is a common problem for travelers...how you cope with it?

Philippines
January 31, 2008 3:06am CST
I used to travel a lot last year and I have another schedule coming for the next trip this March.Travelling have so much fun and you would really enjoy coz you visit and see for urself beautiful places that they have and their culture and people..I already visited, south america like chile santiago, peru and sao paulo brazil and even suriname..also I visited part of europe like amsterdam, paris and italy and of course asia, and australia.... my problem is my jet log especially if I came from south america which is 10 hrs or 11 hours late from my country time so if its morning in my country its already night in south america..I usually stay for 15 to 20 days..so when I cameback it takes me more than a week to adjust my sleeping habit...is there any suggestions how to cope the jetlog easily?
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
2 Feb 08
I've been to Europe 3 times. The first time when I was 14, but the other 2 as an adult. In 95 I tried really hard to sleep on the plane, but just couldn't really do it. So, when I went back in 02 I took some meds that made me sleep! I arrived about the time (6 hours) the meds wore off & I was ready to go, but since my roomie didn't want to try it (it was her first time overseas since she went to the Philippines as a child with her dad who was a service man) we hung out in the hotel while she slept. Well, I slept too, but I can pretty much sleep when ever I get flat, dating back to a bad sprained ankle in the 1980's.
• Philippines
2 Feb 08
elicbxn...nice to hear from you that you been here in the Philippines..i do agree with you that long travelling is not a joke ..at least you take your medicine to make you sleep I never try6 that too..I'm afraid to take any meds if not prescribed by the doctor..but I have to thank you for sharing your experience and suggestions...til next time..
@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
2 Feb 08
I haven't been there, but my roommate has. She lived there as a child while her dad was stationed at Clark AFB. She does remember enjoying it, as they lived at the foot of Mount Pinitubo. Her folks brought back may things of Filipino make, that are now worth a lot of money because they are handmade. My dad, who would've been 86 this sunday (2-3-08) didn't stay in the service after the war, but returned to New Jersey, used the G.I. bill to go to college, met my mother & got married. Honestly, he was glad to not get sent to the Pacific, as the war in Europe ended just as he "graduated" navigator "school." He stayed in Texas until the end of the war.
@maximax8 (28570)
• United Kingdom
31 Jan 08
I really love to travel and fly by plane to get far away quickly. The longest flight I have been on was Singapore to London and that was 14 hours long. The excitement of getting home after more than a year away kept me awake. Another long flight I have done was London to Hong Kong, that was about 14 hours as well and I had a hot climate to get used to there. A long flight of over 10 hours has been London to Los Angeles, and that was very tiring because the flight left at 12 noon and I arrived at 3pm, but my body clock thought it was 2am. I went to bed at 8pm and woke up at 4am local time. Now I have learned how to avoid jet lag. I have rest before I fly so I don't miss lost sleep time and have lots of water to drink on the plane. I keep my legs every hour to avoid them aching. I sleep at local time when I reach my destination. I usually take things easy for the first couple of days. When I go to Australia and New Zealand I take plenty of stopovers. Good look avoiding jet lag.
• Philippines
1 Feb 08
thank you very much for your response ..yes we have the same experience travelling for 14 hours coz id travelled manila to europe around 14hrs and then from europe to south america for another 14 hours so have diffrent hours and your suggestion of resting before flight is good too so I can adjust my body clock..thank you very much maximax8...goodluck to your next trip..