Last updated on December 30th, 2016 at 07:26 am
Jet-lag is caused by a sudden change in your “circadian rhythm”; your body’s 24 hour clock. Your body develops a routine based on light exposure and this rhythm determines when it’s time to wake up, eat and go to sleep. Travelling to a different timezone can cause jet-lag which leads to poor physical and mental performance.
Avoiding a jetlag is near impossible, but there are ways to speed up the process:
• On your departure day you should enjoy a high protein breakfast.
• Avoid salt as an excess of salt counteracts the water you’ve been drinking, combined with altitude this can increase your chance of dehydration.
• Before leaving home, take a warm bath and drop in some lavender oil, which has been scientifically proven as a mild sedative. Alternatively, apply it to your skin.
• Dress comfortably.
• Drink a lot of liquid when you’re up in the air. Preferably water and not alcohol. When you are up in the air, it’s easy to get dehydrated which can lead to headaches or drowsiness.
• Try to be active every now and then during your flight; staying in the same position for an entire flight is far from great for you body.
• Fly at night as it’s the best way to “reset” your sleep schedule.
• Sleeping pills can be a life saver on a long flight or you can opt for motion sickness pills like Tripease which works by reducing this confusion. And since it is a homeopathic remedy, it has no side-effects and can be taken with any other medication or
and No Jet Lag (a natural, homeopathic remedy that helps prevent jet lag and travel fatigue).
Do you have any other tips? You are welcome to share in the comments section below.