So what can you do to help relieve or perhaps even prevent jet lag? According to a review conducted by Herxheimer and Petrie titled “Melatonin for the prevention and treatment of jet lag,” in which ten randomized controlled trials comparing oral melatonin to placebo, symptoms of jet lag were reduced in travelers taking melatonin compared with placebo. Oddly enough, when the melatonin is taken depends on whether you are traveling east or west. When traveling east, taking melatonin during a nighttime flight is recommended however, not recommended if traveling west. See the table below for scheduling. How much to take? In the studies doses ranging between 0.5mg and 5mg were all effective in helping with jet lag however those taking 5mg of melatonin fell asleep faster and reported sleeping better compared to the 0.5mg. Happy Travels!
For More Tips on How To Avoid Jet Lag: http://abcnews.go.com/Travel/jet-lag-15-prevention-recovery-tips-experts/story?id=22718883