9 Natural Ways To Cure Jet Lag

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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.Β 

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?

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7 thoughts on “9 Natural Ways To Cure Jet Lag

  1. I know you are supposed to avoid alcohol but this has always been my failsafe! Red wine and staying in bed for ages, resigning those first couple of days to doing absolutely nothing! Not so great I know if you are traveling for work and don’t have that luxury. Brahmi is pretty good to feel alert without feeling wired and Valerian (or Tagara if you are in India) is good for sleep, also an ayruvedic medicine called Sumenta is fantastic.

  2. When I went to the UK last year, I landed in the morning and decided to stay up the whole day until night time to avoi jet lag. It was really difficult but I managed to somehow do it and it really helped a lot!

  3. I don’t remember last time I suffered from jetlag. And I’ve taken long trips. I’ve stayed up for most of the time in 10 hour flights, and I’ve slept through over 3/4ths of those as well. Both with the same result.
    I get some motion sickness from being on a pressurized tube for that long, and naturally tired, but nothing that’d mess my normal sleeping schedules up.

    Tips are always helpful though! =)

    1. Oh, well lucky you! Jet lag is really terrible. Feeling like you’re supposed to be awake in the middle of the day but fighting as hard as possible to not fall asleep, is not a nice feeling. It’s also not a normal tired, it’s a painful tired.
      I don’t remember feeling jet lagged in Europe. It may have been mild and it’s been a while since I went there, but I definitely remember the intense jet lag every time I go to India and then back, adjusting back is hard too. Day and night is almost exactly the opposite, almost 12 hours difference. 8:30pm now, 7am in India.

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