No matter if you’re a seasoned traveler or you’re about to board your first long haul flight, jet lag can affect any of us. And it’s not fun. It can leave you feeling exhausted, nauseous and unhappy. So to avoid jet lag read the below tips that will help you to avoid those tiring blues!
- Get as much sleep as possible before your long haul flight, this will ensure you feel rested when you arrive at your destination
- When you get on the flight, change the time settings on your watch and mobile. Set your body clock too. If it’s nighttime at your destination, sleep. If it’s daytime at your destination, stay awake.
- Watch what you eat. Avoid all processed food, go gluten free where possible and stay away from food that contains sulfur, such as dried fruit.
- Watch what you drink. Stay away from coffee and alcohol, these only dehydrate, and drink lots of water.
- Pack a light blanket, small pillow, earplugs and an eye mask. These will assist you sleep as well as possible on your flight.
- Adjust your body clock when you arrive at your destination; if it’s nighttime try to get some sleep, and if it’s daytime try to stay awake by getting outside and exploring