Exercise, Alcohol and Viagra — Best Cures For Jetlag?

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    (CNN) — If you’ve ever been stuck for a jetlag cure, you may be inspired by Singapore.

    A new survey has thrown up a dozen ways Singaporean travelers try to avoid the 5 p.m. shuteye and their success rates.

    Among them: Viagra, drinking alcohol and not drinking alcohol.

    “Our survey has shown that people will often try various methods in order to beat jetlag — but they may not work for everyone,” said Singapore marketing manager Ira Noviani at travel search site Skyscanner, which conducted the poll of 1,000 travelers.

    The most surprising choice was taking Viagra, which 11% of those surveyed said they had tried.

    And despite being based on scientific research conducted a few years ago on hamsters, nearly half the humans who said they’d tried it also said it worked.

    More mundane methods including taking melatonin, taking sleeping pills, staying awake during the flight and taking light exercise.

    Jetlag “cure” and success rate, as reported by travelers

    1. Stretch/light exercise on flight — 51% (51% of people who tried this cure, said it worked)

    2. Sleeping tablets — 48%

    3.= Set watch to new time zone — 46%

    3.= Light and healthy diet — 46%

    5.= Viagra — 45%

    5.= Exercise/fresh air before flight — 45%

    7.= Avoid alcohol completely — 42%

    7.= Herbal remedies — 42%

    9. Drink alcohol — 41%

    10. Stay awake for duration of the flight — 40%

    11. Anti-jet lag pills — 39%

    12. Melatonin — 36%

    What remedies have you discovered for minimizing jetlag? Tell us in the comments.

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