Jet lag can seriously put a damper on the start of a trip. I remember accidentally sleeping until noon in Barcelona and falling asleep during a church tour in Ireland. Luckily there are ways to avoid jet lag or lessen its effects. Today I’m sharing how I avoid jet lag so I can enjoy my trip!
Up your water intake the day before a big flight and then make sure to stay hydrated during the flight. Flying can really dehydrate you and make your symptoms worse!
Plan Your Arrival Time
While sometimes this is not possible, I try to look at my arrival time. Sometimes taking a flight were you are changing time zones and arriving at night won’t be helpful to your sleep, but sometimes it is. This just depends if you are loosing or gaining time.
Rest on the Plane
This is one that depends on your arrival. On my flight back from Europe I arrive home at 11pm. It’s probably best that I try to stay awake as much as possible so that I can sleep when I get home. While during that 10 hour flight it won’t hurt if I take a nap.
This will help you fall asleep easier when you need to in your new time zone.
Get Some Exercise
Before, during, and after the flight. Keep your blood flowing! I’m not saying run up and down the plane walkways, but maybe do some stretches to make sure you keep your blood flowing.
Nap it Out
It’s okay if you arrive during the day and you’re exhausted. Listen to your body and know when to rest. Make sure your nap is not too long so that you will still be able to sleep at night.
Sometimes even with the most savvy fliers, you can’t avoid jet lag. But luckily with these tips you can keep on moving and enjoy your trip!
How to you avoid jet lag?
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