Friday, October 7, 2011

Hack yourself out of jetlag

There are a lot of ways that you may know about to reduce jetlag. Well some of them worked on me partially, some didn't. I will talk about something else which works like magic -

Starve till it is time to sleep, then eat your dinner. That's all.

When you are starving, a mechanism in your body takes over, which does not allow you to feel sleepy. This has to have an evolutionary root. In the early days - when there was no Mc Donalds - if an animal is starving, it had to find whatever food in order to survive, while sleeping would not be as important a task.

So when you starve, you will find that you are not sleepy. Of course you will have to bear with hunger, but personally I think missing a meal is better than trying to suppress yawns all day during meetings. Till you are hungry, your biological clock will be suppressed - and once you eat and sleep - it will kick start and adjust to that timing. Next day onwards you should feel great!

Try it and let me know if it works for you too.

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