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Q: Do you get more jetlagged arriving in China or going back home?

I personally find the jetlag affects me more when I arrive back in Europe after a loger time in China. It sometimes takes me over a week to get back into the normal sleeping pattern.

4 years 11 weeks ago in  Health & Safety - China

 
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I am the same. the return journey home is the one i am really affected by jet-lag. It could be because i know i am on more of a holiday and can relax. I have heard it said it takes one day for each time zone you pass through, but it could also be you know that you can take a break from the challenges of China.

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I get jetlagged when flying from west to east. The other way doesn't bother me...that much, can be compensated with coffee. 

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Definitely when going home, UK. It usually takes me about three or four nights of going to bed by 9.30-10 to catch up and get back in sync. Coming back to China doesn't really affect me.

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for me is heavy when i come to china. flying home is no problem for me, probably because i m excited

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I'm a night owl. When I come to China, I'm 12 hours difference. If I'm tired during the day I just push through it. I'm out later than I would be at home and I don't sleep long. It takes me awhile before I can get 6 to 8 hours sleep. When I go home, I can't get enough sleep for a couple of weeks.

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I am prone to airportitus. It starts the day before flying where I usually can not sleep. I reach the airport terminal and I'm already a Zombie. Mostly I don't sleep on the more than 12 hours on the plane (just nod off during the movies). Then there is the stopover - will i catch the next flight to my destination? I eventually get back home or back to china looking and feeling like a dirty dish rag. After being scraped off the arrival lounge floor and taken home. So call it jet lag or call it a near death experience - it'll usually takes a week or 2 to scrape myself off the floor and resemble a human again.    

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I never really experienced jetlags, after i arrive anywhere i just go straight to drinking haha

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Coming back to the US is always awful in terms of jet lag.  I've been back almost 2 weeks and I'm still not quite right.  About the time I get right, it will be time to go back to China.

Someone mentioned looking fresh in airports. If you've got a long layover in a decent airport, you can spring for a one-day pass at one of the airlines' lounges. Usually they will have shower facilities. I actually started scheduling a nice 5 hour layover in LA instead of a taking a direct flight home. Gives me a chance to feel human again before arriving home.

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Never been jet-lagged coming or going. I don't understand the concept.

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