I used this app for travel from Minnesota to Vietnam, a 13-hour shift. It worked perfectly going west. No perceptible jet lag at all on arrival. Going East is always harder, and within 48 hours, I was back to my normal sleep schedule. My husband didn't use the Timeshifter app and has struggled to return to his normal schedule. Well worth a try. For me, the light schedule was the most important, but I followed the suggestions as closely as possible.
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I used this app twice for my trips to Europe from the US. Both times it worked like magic. My experience: 1. You don't have to use melatonin if you don't want it. 2. You don't have to sleep on the plane when it tell you to do it, but you must limit light and sound during those times. I cannot sleep on planes, but I used a good eye mask and good ear plugs, and voila, it worked beautifully. 3. If your trip is short, abiding by the rules prior to returning to the US is not easy. Great app! Thx.
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A Google user
Timeshifter worked great for my transition from the UK back to California time. I just followed the timeline in the app, taking in and avoiding light, enjoying and abstaining from caffeine, and getting healthy doses of sleep, sometimes with the aid of melatonin. The messaging was low-pressure (just do your best), and the notifications on my phone were helpful so I wouldn't lose track of time. At the end of my shift I had insignificant jet lag effects. I'd taken an extra day off work to recover, but I really didn't need it. I could've gone right back to work on the next day. (Shhhh!) My only complaint would be that sometimes when loading the app I would only be shown a blank white screen for at least 30 seconds... maybe even 60 seconds. I would always eventually give up waiting, close and reopen the app, and then see the soothingly designed UI after maybe a second. Hopefully this mere nuisance UI bug will be solved quickly.
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