Jet Lag

Jet Lag

Jet Lag services offered in Financial District, New York, NY

Do you feel tired, sluggish, or irritable after a long flight? At IV MD in Manhattan’s Financial District, Chaim Mandelbaum, MD, and his team can help stop jet lag before it has a chance to upset your next trip. Intravenous (IV) therapy delivers a combination of fluids, nutrients, and medications directly into your bloodstream to relieve jet lag symptoms. Call the New York City office or request an appointment online today to learn more.

Jet Lag Q&A

What is jet lag?

Jet lag is a temporary sleep disorder many people get when they travel across two or more time zones too quickly. It can affect your physical function, mood, and ability to focus. When you have jet lag, you may not feel fully present. It can feel like you’re trying to slog through your day. Some people even develop flu-like symptoms when they have jet lag.

What are the signs of jet lag?

Jet lag affects everyone differently. Some people only experience minor symptoms, while others feel generally unwell. Symptoms of jet lag include:

  • Daytime drowsiness
  • Sleep problems (insomnia or waking up too early)
  • Fatigue
  • Brain fog and difficulty concentrating
  • Headaches
  • Mood swings
  • Nausea or diarrhea

While jet lag eventually resolves on its own, these symptoms can make enjoying your trip difficult. The sooner you seek treatment for jet lag, the better your chances are of minimizing its impact on your travels.

Why am I so prone to jet lag?

Anybody can get jet jag, but you may be more vulnerable to it if you:

  • Travel across multiple time zones
  • Are older
  • Have sleep sensitivities (especially insomnia)
  • Travel east, which shortens your day
  • Don’t travel often
  • Feel stressed
  • Change your diet while traveling

Adjusting your sleep schedule, hydrating, and getting some sun may help minimize jet lag’s impact on your travel day.

How does IV therapy treat jet lag?

IV therapy can help relieve jet lag in several ways:

Rapid hydration

Changes in eating and drinking patterns and dry cabin air on airplanes lead to dehydration. By rapidly rehydrating your body, IV therapy can help relieve headaches, boost energy, and enhance mental clarity.

Nutrient absorption

Infusing your bloodstream with essential vitamins and minerals can help counteract symptoms like fatigue, diarrhea, and sleep problems.

Medication administration

If you feel nauseous and sick from jet lag, IV therapy can quickly deliver vital medications and supplements that ease your discomfort.

Should I get IV therapy for jet lag before or after traveling?

IV therapy can help relieve jet lag symptoms before and after your flight. If you’re prone to jet lag, a 30 to 90-minute session before you travel can help prevent jet lag before it starts. 

IV MD can also create a customized drip for you if you are experiencing symptoms after returning from a trip.

Call IV MD or request an appointment online today to schedule an IV therapy session for jet lag.