With all of these tips, jet lag will no longer follow you on your next trip.
by: Barry Tude
1. Keep it the same
When you’re not traveling for long, you can usually
avoid jet lag by sticking to your normal routine. Keep
your watch set to your ‘home’ time and just do what
you’d normally do at home-eating, sleeping, exercise,
Your body won’t even notice the time chance when
you do this, and it will readjust without any problems
on the way back.
2. Sleep like a baby
When you’re traveling out of your normal time zone,
you’ll want to try to keep to normal bedtimes. And
while you might have troubles at first, try to get the
same number of hours of sleep per night. This will
help your body fall into a new rhythm for the time
when you’re away.
Even if you can’t fall asleep right away, try to get
into bed and close your eyes until you fall asleep.
Eventually your body will pick up the clue and you’ll
get all the sleep that you need.
3. Fill yourself up
Many times jet lag can be made worse by becoming
dehydrated on your trip or while you’re headed there
on the plane. To combat this you’ll want to make sure
that you’re drinking plenty of fluids as you travelwater
and juices especially.
Alcohol can dehydrate the body so it should be
avoided if you can. And if you’re expected to drink at a
business function, just follow each glass with a chaser
4. Find the rhythm
When you’re headed into areas where the time
will change significantly, you want to set your watch
when you get there and start following the local
hours. You’ll want to eat when you are supposed to
eat, sleep when it’s dark, etc.
By changing the routine that you’re used to directly
into the new hours, you can help to offset jet lag
before it even starts. Follow your new daylight and
darkness hours to adjust your circadian rhythms.
5. When you arrive
One of the best ways to avoid jet lag is to do some
form of exercise when you arrive at your destination.
This can be as simple as a walk or a few calisthenics in
your hotel room. Do a few jumping jacks to get your
heart pumping or start touring the town.
When your body gets exercise, it can ‘bank’ the
extra energy and help you adapt to changing light
6. If you just can’t sleep
When all else fails, you can try a sleeping pill to reteach
your body when to sleep. Normally this isn’t
recommended, but when you’re on an extended
trip or you have to switch time zones frequently, a
sleeping pill can help to give you some rest in order
to be alert during the day.
7. Natural cues
And if the sleeping pill doesn’t appeal to you, you
can try aromatherapy.
Find a good travel kits that includes oils that you can
smell for energy as well as soothing oils for relaxation,
With all of these tips, jet lag will no longer follow you
on your next trip.