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In order to treat Jet lag, what is the right dose of melatonin that I should take?

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For treating jet lag, it is suggested that a dose between 0.3 mg and 5 mg of melatonin be taken on the first day you travel at the time you will want to go to sleep at your destination. This may be continued at bedtime for a few days once you are at your destination.

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What is melatonin?


Melatonin is a hormone that you can buy over the counter and is frequently used for insomnia related disorders. It's a hormone produced by the pineal gland and helps to regulate the body cycle. People frequent use it to help reduce the symptoms of jet lag and night shifts etc although it's not regulated by the FDA for this purpose.

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Can afternoon sun treat Jet lag?


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What can high doses of melatonin cause?


High doses of melatonin can cause sleepiness, lethargy, confusion, and decreased mental sharpness.

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Should I take Melatonin before, during or after flights?


Taking synthetic melatonin tablets can help travelers restore normal sleeping patterns. However, scientists in the U.S. and many other countries are not yet convinced that enough evidence exists to prove the efficacy of over-the-counter melatonin tablets.

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Why should I adapt to the local schedule?


You need to adapt to the local schedule because you're body needs to adjust your melatonin hormone according to the new surroundings. The sunlight will cue your hypothalamus to reduce the production of sleep-inducing melatonin during the day, thereby initiating the process of resetting your internal clock.

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Is it important to adapt to the local schedule in order to avoid Jet lag?


Absolutely, the sooner you adapt to the local schedule, the quicker your body will adjust.

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Is the accommodation after the flight important in treating Jet lags?


Absolutely, if you are staying at a hotel, check to see that beds and bathroom facilities are satisfactory and that cooling and heating systems are in good working order.

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Should I break up my trip in order to avoid a Jet lag?


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Should I drink water during the flight in order to avoid a Jet lag?


You should drink plenty of water, especially during the flight, to counteract the effects of the dry atmosphere inside the plane. Take your own water aboard the airplane if allowed.

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What is the purpose of melatonin in our body?


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