A recent Wall Street Journal article (1) concluded that using science helps you avoid jet lag.
The challenge is knowing the optimal time to start functioning on your destination time based on your specific flights and your sleep patterns.
Your Stop Jet Lag travel specialist analyzes your trip and prepares for you the optimal timing for all the scientifically proven major jet lag influences shown below.
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"StopJetLag.com will actually create a custom plan just for you.
They'll take into account your exact itinerary and recommend things like
- when you should be waking up,
- when you should be going to sleep,
- what you should be eating, drinking,
- when you should be opening your windows,
- when you should be exposing yourself to sunlight,
- when you should eat."
"All of these things really do make a difference. So this is a big issue and something that Stop Jet Lag is a great resource for."Sarah Spagnolo from Travel+Leisure
We created Stop Jet Lag to give jet lag travel specialists the ability to analyze your trip, regardless of difficult flight times or complex multi-stop itineraries.
Other programs in the marketplace that over simplify flight assumptions and can't handle complicated itineraries offer information that is less accurate, or can be detrimental to minimizing jet lag. Our experience over the years has shown that over 30% of all trips can actually cause passengers to reset their body clock in the wrong direction when all of a traveler's flights are not used.
"Zero jet lag in Argentina; even with the complex flight schedule!"David Pollack, Hong Kong
Stop Jet Lag delivers the correct scientific timing for:
|Flight departures and arrivals|
|Reset your watch to and begin functioning on your new time zone|
|Sleep or rest at these designated times|
|Keep active, do NOT nap at these designated times|
|Bright Light (preferably sunlight) at these designated times|
|Avoid Bright Light at these designated times|
|Meal times, types and sizes,|
|Optional melatonin supplements recommended at these designated times|
|Be active, light exercise to raise your body temperature at these designated times|
|Consume caffeinated drinks at this time if you are normally a caffeine user|
Read a summary about the major jet lag influences »
"Dealing with jet lag is a complex problem. I tried for many years to come up with rules of thumb for dealing with jet lag by incorporating each and every one of the scientifically proven body clock re-setters (zeitgebers) and finally realized that every trip needs to be individually analyzed for sleep deprivation (an impossible task given the unlimited number of possible flight itineraries). That's when Stop Jet Lag founder, Bill Ashton, and I needed to write an sophisticated computer program to make such knowledge available to all travelers,"
commented well-respected sleep expert, Dr.Charles Ehret.
"The program is able to identify and then select the optimum times during the schedule when 'core sleep' may be possible and then keys the rest of the prescribed routine to that optimum sleep schedule."
"The recommendations can even be fine-tuned to prepare travelers for a specific meeting scheduled during their trip! Stop Jet Lag represents an extraordinary achievement in applied research."