Currently I'm experimenting with Ayo Light Therapy Glasses that involve wearing a headband above the eyes that shines a blue light for up to 30-minute sessions.
Some work better than others -- and some never seem to work.
Regardless, two days after a mega-long flight crossing multiple timezones, there will come that moment when I suddenly realize I haven't heard a word anyone is saying to me, where I feel dog-tired, woozy and can barely keep my eyes open. Yup, jet lag has hit me again.
Remedies that work
One thought -- I'll often hear people complain about jet lag immediately after a red-eye transatlantic, when what they are really suffering from is physical tiredness after flying all night.
The jet lag wont kick in for another 12 to 24 hours hours, when the body realizes that the air, the temperature and the light are all different to what it is used to.
So what's Quest's best jet lag remedy?
1. Recognize that it's a natural phenomenon and all we can do is to mitigate the worst effects.
2. Set your watch to the destination time as soon as you get going and start behaving accordingly -- try to sleep when you're supposed to be sleeping at your destination.
3. When you get to your destination, get as much sunshine as you can. Vitamin D is a great remedy for jet lag.
4. Don't be afraid or embarrassed to tell colleagues you're tired and are going for a lie down. Just a quick snooze on the top of the bed.
Do all or some of these and you will still suffer from jet lag, but hopefully will feel well enough to ignore it and power on.
Excuse me now, I have just been sitting here looking at the computer screen for 10 minutes and not a thought or word written.