Jet Lag is a common problem when travelling to different time zones.
It often results in you feeling tired during the day, or struggling to sleep well at night. This can last from a few days, even up to a week after you land in your new destination.
Of course, this is not something you want if you're trying to perform your best, so on this page you'll learn how to beat jet lag with your Jack-In-The-Box device.
Travelling From West To East - "The East Beast"
This is by far the hardest, and when jet lag symptoms are the most prominent. The reason for this is you are flying against time, and your circadian clocks really struggle to adapt to this.
In order to prevent the symptoms of jet lag you want to shift your sleep/wake schedule forward in time.
For our example, we will travel from California to London (8 hours difference).
Note: adjusting the full 8 hours is not practical, so we will shift 3-4 hours, which will already make things a lot better.
How: 3-4 days before your planned travel, you want to start waking up earlier, and going to sleep earlier. Since the hardest part is trying to sleep earlier, you need to kick start your circadian rhythm earlier in the day to ensure you can fall asleep earlier.
If you normally wake up at 7am, then aim to wake up between 3-4am in the morning. In this time period you want to do at least 10-minutes of exposure with your Jack-In-The-Box device. It is also a great time to do some exercise.
Yes, we know that waking up at this time is not easy, but 3 days of waking up earlier (and getting some extra work done) is way better than dealing with jet lag in your new destination.
Travelling From East To West "The Easier One"
This is much easier since you just need to stay up a little later in the evening to move your circadian rhythm towards your new time zone.
Sticking with the locations in our previous example, we will now fly from London to California.
How: If you normally go to bed around 9PM, then for the 3/4 days before your travel, start staying up later in the evening towards midnight.
By using your Jack-In-The-Box device for 10-minutes around 9PM, you will delay your sleep hormone, melatonin, and shift your circadian rhythm towards the new location.
If you have a specific travel coming up that you aren't sure how to work out, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be more than happy to help come up with a plan for you!