More jet lag

I just reached home last night from Asia.  I didn’t sleep too well – I woke up every hour during the night.

I normally try to eat on a very regular schedule, but it’s a little confusing after an 11 hour time difference.  I’ll be easy on myself for the next day or two.  I will still eat my usual foods, but the timing may be off.  Frequent business travelers weigh more.

Exercise outdoors may help resynchronize the body clock faster.  I got good exercise while traveling – every hotel I was in had a decent gym.  And I’ll do Pilates today as well.  I’m 211lbs this morning; down from 337lbs three years ago.  See my weight loss trajectory (I haven’t updated it in a few months, but my weight remains very stable).

I take melatonin for sleep at bed time, and that may help resynchronize the body clock as well.

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

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