How To Avoid Jet Lag
You may want to make the most of your time overseas, but it can be really hard to do when all you want to do is sleep. Jet lag is a common problem among flyers, but there are a few ways to avoid the time zone tiredness that plagues you. Here are 5 tips on how-to avoid jet lag!
Modify Your Internal Clock
For about a week before you leave, start modifying your internal clock. Go to bed an hour later or an hour earlier each night, depending on the time zone change. By the time you land, your internal clock will have adjusting to your destination’s time and help you avoid that pesky jet lag.
Kick jet lag to the curb by opting to fly overnight rather than in the afternoon. You’ll end up having dinner at the appropriate time and it will be easier to get to sleep. Depending on the time zone you’re entering, you’ll arrive in the morning or afternoon.
Dehydration aids in jet lag and the cabin air dehydrates passengers, so making sure to stay hydrated is key. Use lip balm, body lotion and drink a lot of water to keep your body hydrated — from the inside out.
Set Your Watch
Before you take off, set your watch to your destination’s time zone. This will help to mentally prepare you for the change, so you can avoid jet lag.
As hard as it can be, sleeping during a long flight will help to fight off any jet lag. If you’re worried you won’t be able to sleep without help, try melatonin pills. Melatonin is a natural hormone that your body produces around the time you go to bed, allowing you to drift off after takeoff.
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