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Never Listen to Self Proclaimed 'Wise Men'

Jet Lag Remedies

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A wise man once told me that if you fly west the effects of jet lag are far less than if you were to fly east-something to do with chasing night and not day. He also described to me 3 'remedies' that can aid in lessening the effects of this mind bending, timezone hopping ailment. They are as follows;

1. Drink lots of water on the plane- No suprises there, not sure if alcohol is a substitute for this...

2. Right before the plane is about to land, gently pull the outside of your ears in all directions straight out from the middle of your ear. You will do this for about 20 seconds.- OK, that makes sense...i guess

3. Rub underneath your left armpit, right in the middle of your side. Rub this area for about 20 seconds, and remember, you can't rub for too long so rub away.- Right?...

However, as i have discovered since landing in Christchurch, NZ, yesterday after flying in from Denver, USA, that flying west does nothing to aid in the prevention of jet lag. Beyond this, all i got from these so called 'remedies' was alot of trips to the plane's toilet, ear ache and an annoyed traveller in the seat next to me having repeatedly jabbed him with my elbow as i tried to rub my left armpit...
I feel completely bent out of shape, and in the words of the great poet, The Fresh Prince, my life feels 'flipped turned upside down'.

It is probably worth mentioning that this so called 'wise man' was recently locked away in an insane asylum as he was convinced he was William Shakespeare. That's the last time i listen to someone who nicknames me Macbeth. Lesson learned...Be Warned


Posted by davekrohne 08:13 Archived in New Zealand Tagged air_travel

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