Jet lag

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    Nao
    ✓ Client

    Hi, I finished Martin’s course months ago and he definitely helped my sleep improve overall (it’s not perfect, but most nights I don’t have insomnia anymore) so I’m grateful for that.

    This week is the first time since my insomnia got bad 18 months ago that I traveled from the East to the West coast, and I’m experiencing worse jet lag than I’m used to. I also have a hard time napping still, which I used to be able to do before the insomnia. Can anyone relate/offer support or advice?

    Thanks.

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    Martin Reed
    ★ Admin

    It’s completely normal for sleep to be disrupted when we travel. As long as you avoid compensating for any lost sleep (for example by spending more time in bed, modifying your days, trying to conserve energy, etc) then your sleep will soon recover all by itself.

    Ultimately, sleep only ever becomes a problem when we try to get involved in the process!

    The fact you have a hard time napping shouldn’t be something to be concerned about — daytime naps reduce sleep drive and can make sleep more difficult at night. So, if you want to improve your nighttime sleep, daytime naps are best avoided anyway.

    The content of this post is provided for informational and educational purposes only. It is not medical advice and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, disorder, or medical condition. It should never replace any advice given to you by your physician or any other licensed healthcare provider. Insomnia Coach LLC offers coaching services only and does not provide therapy, counseling, medical advice, or medical treatment. All content is provided “as is” and without warranties, either express or implied.
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