Whether you're flying overseas or just across the country, the effects of rapid time-zone shifts can be surprisingly severe. Some people reach for Ambien, but without a universal remedy at hand, most of us just struggle through. But there's plenty of good advice from people who travel across time zones all the time, which is why we asked these well-known flyers for their proven methods of beating jet lag.
Go straight to work.
"One of the advantages of my line of work was that whenever I reached a distant destination, I had to run off the plane and get to work immediately. Generally I was going on the air a few hours later, often in the middle of the night from a remote airfield in Iraq, or a backstreet in Kabul, or some hellhole such as Mogadishu. What I quickly learned is that adrenaline is the best drug for jet lag." - Tom Brokaw, veteran NBC reporter and anchor
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