|Subject: Re: Cure for jet lag?|
Well, I worked 3 shifts for 8 years, and my advice is to get it over with and accept feeling like a zombie one day for lack of sleep :-) If you're going from America to Europe get up as early as possible before you go, or if you go the other way stay awake except maybe for a short nap.
Getting adjusted mentally to the new timezone takes about a day if you force yourself. The biological clock usually requires 3 days to get tuned, and no pills or medicine with fancy names can change that. The first few days it is good advice not to eat too heavily during the hours that were night back home - adjust your stomach slowly.
I know some can eat anything anytime and sleep on command, but for the majority the above is good advice.