Harry Nelson's article, "Finding Ways to Minimize the Effects of Jet Lag" (June 30), slid past what I have found to be the best way to control jet lag. My secret is to start thinking in destination time as soon as I'm airborne.
I have been to Germany three times in recent years, plus a few California/Midwest trips, so I know whereof I speak. Whether or not I can sleep on the plane, I have never had any trouble. Certainly I'm sleepy by 9 p.m. when I return, but that's because I've been up for 24 hours. By the next morning I'm back to normal. Eastbound it's the same.