Some important tips before your first timeshift.

How to timeshift.

Your jet lag plan might seem complicated at first, but it’s actually easy to follow and very empowering. Below are a few tips that will help you timeshift for the first time.

See bright light to eliminate jet lag.

The key to quick adaptation is light.


The most impactful advice in each plan is light exposure/avoidance. The time at which you see and avoid light determines whether your circadian clock shifts earlier or later, and is critical to timeshifting your clock quickly. The right light exposure at the right time can significantly accelerate your adaptation to a new time zone. Seeing light at the wrong time will make your jet lag worse.

Avoid light to eliminate jet lag

You can avoid light everywhere.


If Timeshifter tells you to avoid light, and you can’t avoid it because you’re out in the sun or in a brightly lit room, just put on your favorite sunglasses.

See light to eliminate jet lag

You can get exposed to light anywhere.


If Timeshifter tells you to see light when you’re in a dark room/airplane, just turn on any available lights and/or increase the brightness of your computer/tablet.

See light to eliminate jet lag

Can’t sleep on a plane?


If Timeshifter suggests you sleep or nap on the plane, and you can’t fall sleep, just keep your sleep mask on to avoid light, and try to relax.

Follow the jet lag advice as much as possible

Follow the advice as much as possible.


Don't worry, we will tell you exactly what to do and when to do it. You don't have to do everything perfectly, but the more you do, the less jet lag you will experience.

Follow the jet lag advice as much as possible

What to pack.


Always have the following items packed in your carry-on bag:
Your favorite dark sunglasses
A comfortable sleep mask
Melatonin (if you have chosen to use it)

We are always ready to help you eliminate your jet lag inside the Timeshifter app

We are always by your side.


If you need to edit your trip, have questions about your plan, or just want to talk, we are always available for a chat inside the app. We would also love to get all your thoughts and ideas about how we could make timeshifting an even better experience. Don’t be shy, we would love to hear from you!

Happy timeshifting.