How to Avoid Jet Lag
I travel quite a bit, but recently, I’ve been suffering from jet lag. Now, I know a lot of you have heard of the term jet lag but do you actually know what it means? Jet Lag is often referred to as flight fatigue. Per Medicine.net, “Jet Lag is a temporary disorder that causes fatigue, insomnia, and other symptoms as a result of air travel across time zones. It is considered a circadian rhythm sleep disorder, which is a disruption of the internal body clock.” Symptoms can include headaches, dizziness, anxiety and more. Something that you may not know but kids can experience jet lag as well.
So now that you know what it is, here are things you can do to combat feeling jet lagged.
- Drink plenty of water, planes are full of dry air, water will help to fight against it.
- Stay away from caffeine: I know many people love their coffee and sodas but I suggest giving them up until you arrive at your destination. Your body’s internal clock will alright be off due to timezone changes, caffeine will only aggravate the situation and disrupt your sleep.
- Stay away from alcoholic beverages: again this will further disrupt your sleep and cause you to feel extremely fatigued.
- Try to move around on the plane as much as possible: This helps get the blood flowing and avoid getting blood clots on extremely long flights.
- Get a good night’s sleep but try not to nap too much on the plane.
- Wear comfortable clothes: This may sound ludicrous but wearing comfortable clothes on flights allow your body to be comfortable, you want to avoid close that are too restrictive while on a long flight.
Try some of these tips the next time you fly and hopefully you can avoid that jet lag feeling.