Key to avoiding jet-lagfor Sen. McCain: ‘I’m an Ambien addict’

Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainMulvaney aims to cement CFPB legacy by ensuring successor's confirmation Trump mocks McCain at Nevada rally Don’t disrespect McCain by torpedoing his clean National Defense Authorization Act MORE is revealing the secret to his seemingly endless amount of energy during trips from Washington to faraway lands.

The key to keeping jet-lag at bay for the Arizona Republican, who recently returned from a whirlwind tour of the Philippines, Burma and Vietnam, comes in pill form.

When ITK asked how he avoids jet-lag, McCain, 75, admitted, “I’m an Ambien addict.”

However, it’s probably a good thing that the senior senator, a former Navy pilot, is only taking the sleeping pills while on a plane. An article on says, “Rarely, after taking this drug people have … sleepwalked, prepared/eaten food, made phone calls, or had sex while not fully awake. Often, these people do not remember these events.” 

While McCain made no mention of any sleepwalking episodes, he added that he reserves the meds just for his travels, saying, “As long as when you get back from a trip you stop, because it loses its potency after a while if you’re not careful.”