I can’t tell you how many times I’ve experienced jet lag in my life. I was only 6 years old the first time I traveled west to east across many time zones arriving in India. I have tried many different things to avoid jet lag but the truth is, it is not possible to avoid it. There are things, however, to make it last less and make the most out of your trip.
I start my jet lag combat from the airplane. As soon as possible I try to switch to the sleeping schedule of my destination. So I try to stay up or sleep in flight according to the time of the destination. Once there, I try to avoid naps at all cost. If you nap on the first couple of days, you’ll end up sleeping for hours and will have a heck of a time trying to wake up. Short 20 minute naps are recommended and fine, if you can manage that, as to not exhaust the body completely.
Drinking lots of water and getting a good night’s sleep at your destination really helps too. Earplugs and an eye mask can help on the first couple of days when you might not feel very sleepy at night. Read on for more tips in this helpful visual infographic:
9 natural ways to cure jet lag [Infographic] by the team at Expedia.ca
Do you have any other tips to fight against jet lag?