6 Proven Techniques to Fight Off Jet Lag
Jet Lag and the Business Traveller
All You Need to Know About Jet Lag
While it’s near impossible to avert jet lag all together, there are some measures you can take that lessen the effect and shrink the number of days spent in a haze. This is particularly important if you’re traveling East, as jet lag seems to affect travellers “losing” time more than those “gaining” time. Check out these common circulating tips and tools to avoid jet lag and see if it works for you.
Get into “Flighting” Shape
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Sleeping With The Enemy
The moment your flight departs you’ll instinctively set your watch to the new time zone in your arrival city and try to sleep accordingly. At first this may seem like an intuitive idea. The truth is that it’s healthier to sleep for an hour or so at a time. For those long Transatlantic flights, get up and walk around every few hours. This will not only improve circulation and blood flow, but it will help keep you awake for short periods of time. This shouldn’t be too hard to do with the copious amounts of water you’re going to be drinking. Also try to wear loose fitting clothes and if you have noise canceling headphones or ear buds-bring them. Even if you are unable sleep hours straight at a time, the quality of the sleep is often more important than the quantity.
Stick to Your New Schedule
Immediately upon arriving at your destination, it’s important to follow the new time zone schedule right away. It is especially vital to stay awake the first day you arrive in a new country so that you can sleep through the night. Natural sunlight and the excitement of being someplace new should help you on your mission. If you absolutely must sleep during the day, set an alarm so you only sleep for one or two hours at a time. The quicker your body adjusts, the sooner you’ll be able to engage with your new surroundings.