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Jet Lag, Sleep Disturbance in Travel

  • Prevention
  • General
  1. Avoid Alcohol
  2. Avoid Caffeine
  3. Maintain adequate hydration
  4. Coordinate extended sleep during flight to destination
    1. Match sleep to destination time zone
  5. Equilibration requires 12-24 hour per time zone crossed
  • Prevention
  • Flights >8 hours
  1. Melatonin
  2. Sleep medication day of travel and for 2-3 days after
    1. Short acting Benzodiazepine (e.g. Halcion)
    2. Ambien