Tuesday, May 28, 2013

To Avoid Jet Lag This Summer, Travel Like a Scientist

Scientists are studying a wide range of strategies to help long-distance travelers avoid the dreaded feelings of jet lag.

Frequent fliers often have sworn-by practices to combat jet lag, whether it's adjusting a sleep schedule days before a trip, taking the hormone melatonin, seeking out bright light at certain times, or forcing the body to eat and sleep on local time immediately upon arrival.

What works best? The news from most researchers appears to be that the best formula is a combination of all of these tactics.

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