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Old August 22nd, 2003, 06:51 PM
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Hello. Need some advice on how to cure jet lag. Have a long flight to Europe to catch my cruise ship. Don't want to waste time sleeping.
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Old September 2nd, 2003, 09:14 PM
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We took Ambien, a prescription sleeping medication, on the plane, changed our watches to Stockholm time (landed at 7:30 AM), and hit the ground running.

Did a bunch of sightseeing, boarded the ship at 4 PM, unpacked, toured the ship, and took a 2 hour nap.

Showered, changed for 8:30 dinner, went to bed at midnight, and felt fine.
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Old September 3rd, 2003, 04:12 PM
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Even without medication, that routine is the basic thing to do. Try to catch some sleep on the plane; sudifed, mask & ear plugs help don't drink caffine, alchol or cola. When you arrive at your port city, tour as long as you can without sitting down for any great length of time; short lunch or light breakfast is fine. Go to your hotel or board ship mid to late afternoon and nap; get up and get refreshed for dinner.
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Old April 25th, 2004, 11:49 AM
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Andee is correct. Jet lag has been a major problem for me in the past - walking zombie! Then I started taking Ambien during the long flight, timed to awake about an hour before landing, and now I have no jet lag problems.
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