Melatonin to cure jet lag!

Old Jul 30th, 2004, 12:59 PM
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Melatonin to cure jet lag!

This may be old news, so sorry to post if it is...but it's new to us. My hubby made a trip home (US) this week and asked a pharmacist what he recommended for jet lag (my hubby always has a hard time adjusting to the 9-hour time change and has to go to work the following day...). The pharmacist gave him some melatonin pills; told him to take one about an hour before he wants to go to bed (the NEW time zone). Well, he did that the first night--fell asleep right away and slept like a baby all night! He was so excited the next morning! Worked like a charm! We will all use it for our trip home in September!

Just thought I'd share.

Happy Travels,
Wesch
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Old Jul 30th, 2004, 01:04 PM
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Melatonin was about the first of the jet-lag pills and is still a good option. For a while the drug was recommended for other purposes, but some of those proved of questionable benefit.
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Old Jul 30th, 2004, 01:05 PM
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What makes it so great is that it's a natural component already in the body; melatonin is responsible for regulation of biorhythms which is what makes it so perfect for jetlag. It also comes in very handy for people who work changing shifts such as midnights then days, etc.. It gets you back into sync!!

Wesch, glad to see it work so well for your hubby!!
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Old Jul 30th, 2004, 04:18 PM
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Melatonin destroys my sleep. Tried it a couple of times--gives me vivid nightmares, waking up in a sweat, etc.
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Old Jul 30th, 2004, 05:49 PM
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I always take some melatonin with me on my trips to Europe - certainly helps me.
Glad you and your husband discovered this!
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I have had great success with it. What a wonderful thing to be able to sleep and to wake up without a headache or dizziness.
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Old Jul 31st, 2004, 05:53 AM
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How many mgs. did you take?
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Old Jul 31st, 2004, 02:16 PM
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Best to follow the directions on the bottle.
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