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Treatment: Jet Lag

Consult a healthcare professional prior to seeking any treatment for jet lag.

There are a number of treatments available for patients suffering from jet lag. Depending on each individual's case, and the symptoms they are experiencing, certain treatments will be more effective than others. The types of treatments can typically be divided into two primary categories, behavioral and medicinal. The behavioral treatment listed below is useful for helping the body ease the transition necessary when it must adjust to entering new time zones times. The medicinal treatments listed below are useful for improving sleep duration and quality during the flight and for the following several nights.

Behavioral Treatments
Treatment Details
Light Therapy This technique exposes your eyes to an artificial bright light or lamp that simulates sunlight during the time you are supposed to be awake.

Medicinal Treatments
Treatment Details
Benzodiazepines This includes drugs such as triazolam (Halcion).
Non-benzodiazepine prescription drugs This includes drugs such as zolpidem (Ambien), zaleplon (Sonata), and eszopiclone (Lunesta).

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