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Naturally Avoid Jet Lag

by Michelle on May 4, 2011

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If you do a lot of travel (particularly on long flights entering different time zones), you’re likely familiar with the effects of jet lag. Luckily, there are a few simple things that you can do to help prevent or minimize it:

  • Schedule your flights to arrive at your final destination in the mid-evening. That way you can make it to your accommodations, eat dinner, and make it to bed at a decent hour (local time).
  • Reduce your stress level by arriving at the airport in plenty of time
  • Pass on any in-flight alcoholic beverages or caffeinated drinks as these will dehydrate your body even more in an already very dry cabin. Water or at least 100% fruit juices can be a much better option.
  • Get involved with your environment right away and begin socializing as soon as possible. This will help keep your body assuming that it’s daytime.
  • If you do regular exercises, such as jogging, continue them during your stay. This can make you more alert and get you outside in the sunshine and fresh air.
  • Bring a neck pillow to promote comfortable sleep during lengthy flights. Comfortable clothes, an eyemask, and noise canceling headphones may also help with this, too.

Sources:

The Family Home Remedies Collection Curing Common Complaints by the Editors of PREVENTION Magazine Health Books

http://www.travelsmartnewsletter.com/po_jetlag.html

http://www.pilot-pauls-travel-accessories.com/jet-lag.html

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