How To Get Over Jetlag
Updated: Oct 12, 2022
The time has come! You have planned for months (and due to covid, for some, years!) and now it is time actually to step foot on the plane. Flying for more than five hours could shock your body. Some people suffer from jetlag, few people don’t. I have asked many people for their personal top tips about jet lag and used them on many occasions. If you do not want to miss out when you first land in your destination city, follow these foolproof tips.
Drink plenty of water!
This one seems pretty simple however with lots of other yummy drinks around you could forget, avoid too much caffeine! Easier said than done, I know. If it means drinking a bottle of water with your tea or coffee, so be it. You’ll thank me later!
Try to sleep in the appropriate time zone.
The quicker you do this, the better. If needed, set that alarm and go and have breakfast. Do not press snooze and rollover. To help you to do this, try not to nap! It might be hard but keep going, naps right at the beginning will hinder you in the long run.
Eat at appropriate meal times.
Following on from sleeping at appropriate times. Let your body feel normal by eating at normal meal times. If you usually eat three meals a day. Do that when you arrive in a new city too! Just because you are in a new country doesn’t mean that you could change up what you’ve been doing.
Get outside in daylight as much as possible!
Let that sunshine on your face. Accumulating to the sunlight will help your body adjust to your new time zone. So get out of your hostel room and go and explore this amazing new country you are in.
Be careful using devices if you can’t sleep.
This one seems simple, yet so many people just reach for their device when they can’t sleep, no matter where you are in the world. The blue light can really mess up your sleeping pattern. Even more so if you are trying to establish a new one. I would suggest utilizing the do not disturb features or turning down the brightness.