Just arrived in Bangkok, and it’s now 2:30am local time. Taking some Melatonin and off to bed – and hopefully I won’t have any jet lag tomorrow because yo girl has some exploring to do.
Jet lag occurs when you travel quickly across time zones, resulting in a misalignment of circadian rhythms.
I don’t recommend taking Melatonin on a regular basis to manage your sleep cycle, as it’s basically hormone therapy and it can result in a hypothalamus-pituitary imbalance (which can lead to an array of other hormone imbalances)
Its important to remember that Melatonin is not a sleeping pill, but it works with your biological clock to regulate sleep.
We naturally produce melatonin within our bodies and release it according to the amount of light that is outside. Melatonin basically acts as a “darkness signal”, which is another reason why staring at the light on your cellphone before bed probably isn’t doing you any good.
Since I am trying to reset my body clock to a later time due to flying east, I am taking melatonin at the local bedtime until I have become adapted to local time.
How do you deal with jet lag?