Rick Huff, 53, Since his first trip to Paris in 1988, he has suffered from jet lag. The CEO of a New York City wealth management firm has tried to get as much sleep as possible before, during and after the flight, but in vain. In 2019, he discovered his Timeshifter app. The app uses your flight itinerary to give you a personalized schedule of when to sleep, caffeine and avoid light. Now, not even a few trips have made him step up. Last summer he traveled through Copenhagen, Greenland, San Diego, New York and Alaska in his three weeks. He moved time zones forward six, and from New York he moved back four, but “missed nothing,” he said.
Despite success stories like Huff’s, some veteran world travelers argue that there isn’t much you can do to combat jet lag. New York City investment advisor Bob Robotti, 69, has been a regular traveler since 2004, and a decade ago his mileage surpassed his one million miles. Mr. Robotti recalled that on trips to London, he fell asleep three times during one-on-one meetings. “I think it’s going to be tough,” he said of dealing with sleep problems while traveling abroad.