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 vascularanesthesia.com 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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