Jet lag is a nasty affliction which often strikes without warning, causing travellers to lose synch between their lips moving and the sound emerging from their mouths (hence the term lag) . We are pleased, therefore, to present The Red Ferret Journal guide to current Jet Lag treatments for sufferers everywhere.
Acupressure device eliminates jet lag by demonstrating specific median points to press with the fingers. $9.95. [see also Jet Lag Eliminator]
An online meal calculator lets you plan your food intake for each journey, to help reset body clock clues. $16.95 for a round trip itinerary, $10.95 one way.
Chewable ‘homeopathic’ tablets that combat the symptoms of jet lag apparently without any side effects. $9.85.
A personalised computer generated plan which incorporates light therapy, drugs, diet and other treatments. Fill out a detailed questionnaire for your trip online, receive a detailed plan by fax or mail in return. $25.00 per flight plan ($35.00 for 10 day express service).
Rechargeable, lightweight portable light therapy unit which resets the body clock through exposure to light at periodic intervals. Complete with timer, clock and alarm. $269.00.
Disposable strap-on face mask recycles your breath to retain moisture and combat the effects of dry cabin air. Recommended to be used for 50% of your flight, and lasts up to 100 hours. Developed by a New Zealand flight attendant. A$40.00 each.
Wonder bracelet reduces fatigue, motion sickness, jet lag and ‘neutralises’ food and water. $39.00.
Developed from research at Finders University in Australia, this device resets the body clock through the application of light therapy directly onto the eyes at timed intervals. Uses blue-green light waves. Currently on unpriced pre-order prior to launch.
Custom watch psychologically adapts you to the new time zone by speeding up or slowing down as you’re travelling. Enter in time at destination, flight duration and press the Travel button. Eliminates ‘Time Zone Shock’. $49.95 plus shipping.
Clip on, rechargeable LED light unit which can be attached to visors, caps or hats to provide light therapy for SAD or jet lag symptoms. $199.00.
So that’s it. Good luck and bon voyage. Of course if it all goes horribly wrong, you can always fall back on the good old staple – drugs.