Jet lag best solutions

By | 24/09/2013

Solution to prevent and beat jet lag

Thai Airways A380What is Jet Lag?

Jet lag is entirely dependent upon the number of time zones crossed, and not, as is often believed, the actual length of the flight. People tend to find that traveling east has the greatest effect upon the body.

Jet lag is unlike all other sleep disorders. In fact, those who live quite a rigid lifestyle, tend to suffer worst, especially if you sleep and awake at roughly the same time every day and eat your main meals at approximately the same time.

Babies, for example, tend not to suffer from jet lag.

One day is required to fully regain your natural rhythm and energy levels.

Before You Go

Flying west to east is harder on your body clock, so prepare yourself by waking up and going to bed earlier for a few days before your trip.

Try to arrange for early evening arrivals so you can sleep the night in your hotel.

Set your watch to the destination time zone.

Essential

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Drink plenty of water before and during the flight to combat such conditions.

Avoid

alcohol It may induce drowsiness, but usually results in a fragmented sleep.

Coffee: It takes a few days to clear caffeine from you body, avoid it at least 6 hours before bedtime.

When You arrive

Planning to arrive during daylight hours, this should be easier, than arriving during darkness.

If it’s still light out when you arrive at your destination, take a walk to suppress your body’s natural melatonin production and reset your body clock.

No matter what time you arrive, stay up until 11 pm local time. If you succumb to the temptation of that 3 p.m. nap, no one will know where you are including you for three days.

Stay awake. Stay active. Do anything you like, but do not sleep until 11 pm.

Leave the shades open. Your room with natural light in the morning.

The best way to counteract jet-lag-induced hunger is very simple: sleep well and drink water.

For end, NO EAT after 8 p.m. That will help your sleep.