Does anyone have any experience of getting over jet lag using "Nature Made" Melatonin (5mg) tablets.

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521303

Member since 03 Jan 2012

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Does anyone have any experience of getting over jet lag using "Nature Made" Melatonin (5mg) tablets. I'm on a trip from Perth to North Dakota which is 12 time zones and used them this trip. I'd be interested in any other feedback on this product.

Austline

Member since 23 Aug 2011

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Forget it I  tried it and Melatonin did not work for me. I travel to UK/West Africa, 11 hours and use Temazepam. My problem is I am okay going West but going East - coming home in my case, is worse and that is when I take sleeping tabs. Sympathise as there nothing worse than laying awake worried about the next days events.

David

Member since 24 Oct 2010

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I'm a fan of melatonin although I've upgraded (!) to 10mg tablets. Totally agree with Austline, I hate lying in the plane thinking "I should be sleeping, I should be sleeping!". I find that melatonin pushes me out for a few hours but have lately been trying the "Nature's Own" brand Complete Sleep capsules, recommended to me by a naturopath who specialises in sleep disorders.

These are tops: they've very effective sleeping pills to get you asleep and keep you there, but without the harsh after-effects of conventional sleeping pills, the ones which you'd usually have at home - because with those ones you wake up and are still groggy for some time, which is not how you want to feel at the end of a flight, you want to wake up and feel refreshed and ready to roll.

(Once I left some duty-free that I'd bought at the airport on the plane, in the overhead bin, because I was so foggy and groggy when we landed that I simply forgot about it!)

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

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Melatonin is great and does get you drowsy for sleep but I find the only effective thing to stop the "I should be sleeping, I should be sleeping" moments is to quieten the mind with a bit of meditation.

David

Member since 24 Oct 2010

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TRB: that's very interesting - is there any special meditation technique you use in the plane?

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

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Learnt it at this yoga/meditation class that I use to go to.

Essentially it's about breathing and consciously accepting the thoughts that enter your mind; Not questioning, analysing or even resisting those thoughts. Just accepting it and letting it go - like clouds drifting in the sky.

Works a charm for me.

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