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1. Posted by Blitz198 (Full Member 99 posts) 11y

How badly does jet lag effect you?

2. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

differs - sometimes lasts for a week, on one occasion I haven't experienced anything

3. Posted by Blitz198 (Full Member 99 posts) 11y

Sometimes it bothers me really badly, and other times it doesnt. When I went to california, I loved it because I have problems sleeping back home, and here when I was laying awake in bed, it was still kinda light out. But when I went home I was ever worse off. Same with Hawaii. That was great because I think it was like 5 hours off so I wouldnt have to try to wake up to see the sunrise. I just automaticly did. When it was like 8 at home (when I normally wake up) it was like 3 in Hawaii, so I'd get up to see the sunrise a lot. It was good, until I came back home.

4. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

I don't really mind it when it means I wake up a bit earlier. I tend to get back into my slack ways pretty quickly automatically :) When it keeps me awake till past midday though, that's rather annoying!

5. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 11y

Never bothers me, but then again, i don't fly...

6. Posted by steff (Travel Guru 1160 posts) 11y

Anytime I get to the destination I'm travelling to the jet lag never really bothers me, as I'm way too excited to think about it . Coming home is a different story, it doesn't even matter where I've been I have to sleep for at least 12 hours the first day regardless of the time of the day. After that it takes me another couple of days to get back to a normal routine.

7. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

similar here.

outbound travel is never a deal - a few hours nap does the job.

on return back home it's always much worse - especially if you have to start working from the first day to sort out all the backlog of bookings.

8. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

I never got it too bad until I came back to Montreal from Auckland. I spent a good three weeks with a completely upside-down sleep schedule. I think it was a cyclical thong, though - you start off not sleeping too well, then start to wonder when it'll ever get back to normal, then worry yourself into not sleeping. The most logical advice I'd heard was to start changing your sleep patterns before you go (or come back) and to pop a Gravol on the plane. Never tried either myself, thoguh...

9. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Quoting tway

I think it was a cyclical thong, though

Does this have anything to do with having you "panties in a bunch", or just a type of underwear that throws off your sleep cycle?

10. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Quoting Isadora

Quoting tway

I think it was a cyclical thong, though

Does this have anything to do with having you "panties in a bunch", or just a type of underwear that throws off your sleep cycle?