SELF-CARE ACT#254

get ready for jet lag

CATEGORY

Physical

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TIME

5 min

BUDGET

$15 for about 100 pills

Melatonin is the hormone responsible for regulating sleep in our bodies.

If you’re about to travel through different time zones, then Melatonin should be your best friend.

It’s doesn’t act as a sleeping pill, but rather as a sleep regulator.

You have to take it at specific moments, depending on where you’re flying and how many hours ahead or behind you will be on from your original time.

If you follow the intake times, Melatonin helps you get accustomed to the time zone change easier.

This is how it work for smart and organized people.

For people like me, here is how it goes.

You buy melatonin to get ready for the jetlag. The day before you travel, you’re so busy you forget to read the instructions online.

When you think about it, you don’t have access to the Wi-Fi anymore but still you want your melatonin intake to reduce the effect of the jetlag.

You randomly select a time at which you want to take it at: before going to sleep.

At midnight, you take one pill and go to bed.

You sleep like a baby.

You wake up a little bit earlier as usual. But 1 hour later, you can’t keep your eyes open.

You have to go back to bed again.

You fall into a deep Sleeping-Beauty-sleep. No one, not even a prince, can wake you up from it.

But at some point, you have to get out of the fog you’re in to pack your stuff and leave for the airport.

3 teas and 1 coffee later, you’re good to go.

Next time, if you want it to be self-care, be smart Mimi: read the how-to-use-it and take your melatonin at the right times.

Lesson for the future.

WHY IS IT SELF-CARE? Melatonin is the hormone that regulates sleep. If you’re about to travel several time zones ahead or behind, then melatonin will naturally help you get accustomed to the change.

MORE ABOUT THIS

If you don’t’ want to use Melatonin or any other medication to help you reduce the effect of jet lag, click below to reach a fun interactive tool: the jet lag calculator, which will help you plan your sleep schedules up to 3 days before a flight. 

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