Jet-lag is a fickle little thing. In fact, it could be a traveler’s worst nightmare.
Sleepless nights and broken slumber often translate to groggy treks during the daytime. How unproductive for us travelers!
While jet-lag might skip those who jaunt to nearby destinations, those traveling to places across the globe would inevitably face the wrath of it.
There are plenty of ways to remedy the effects of this. Here are some ways to beat it:
Pass on the Red-eye Flight – Red-eye flights are convenient for those who want a quick and easy fix from getting from Point A to Point B. However, the pay-off ends right when you reach your destination. While red-eye flights mean a more spacious cabin, at the end of the day, you’re left weary eyed and wanting sleep right when you land (which evidently be during the crack of dawn. How convenient)! Try to avoid red-eye flights when traveling to far off places, so that your body can adjust gently to the time shift.
Adjusting to your Time Zone Early – It might not be easy to do, especially if you’re the type to have other obligations like work, children…life. But readily preparing your body for the time zone switch, makes the whole process less arduous when you arrive at your vacationing city.
Expose yourself to Daylight – If you’re taking an early morning flight, chances are (depending on where you’re going), you will be arriving when the sun is still high. It might be hard to do so, but resist the urge to nap! Air travel is relatively exhausting. However, take that time to do leisurely activities and familiarize yourself with the surroundings. This is travel productivity at its best!
Go with the Flow; Not Against It – Sure, we’re big supporters of being unique and going against the grain. This might be a different story with sleep. Another trick to beating jet-lag is to go with the flow and maintain a sense of normalcy with your sleeping pattern as much as possible. Wake up when the sunrises, eat lunch when it’s lunch time, go to bed when the city snoozes.