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Monday, August 20, 2012

fighting jetlag

I've certainly learned some valuable lessons flying, and one over the years has been tricks to get myself acclimated from jetlag.  It used to be for me that flying from the west coast to east coast would do me in for a day, but I'm thankful that I don't have to worry about that much these days.

Where I do get burned a bit is travel to Europe and farther.  My first trip to Qatar was a great example - felt great the first 40 hours or so, and then it hit me pretty good right after.  Europe doesn't seem to be a problem any more - I can beat it just by sleeping as much as I can on the plane ride east, and staying awake as much as possible on the flight coming back west.  But I know myself well enough to make sure to acclimate before I go farther than Europe (just so my stomach has a chance to take a breath).

A recent article in the NY Times highlighted jetlag, and I'll share it here. And please feel free to comment with any tips that have worked for you in the past.

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