Summer travel season is here, and with that comes everyone's least favorite vacation ruiner--jet lag. In a survey by Conde Nast it is estimated that about 93% of all longhaul travelers will get jet lag to some degree. Here are a few helpful tips to help you avoid getting jet lag on your next intercontinental flight.
Before you fly:
1. Take care of your body: It has been proven that the better you feel overall, the lighter the jet lag will be. Eat right, sleep well and exercise daily.
2. Shift your bedtime: By gradually changing your sleeping patterns prior to your flight you will get more adjusted to the time difference once you land in your final destination. If you are heading East, try to go to bed one hour earlier each night for a few days the week before you fly. If you are heading West try to go to bed one hour later.
3. Pack your pillow from home: It is something that your body is used to from home, and will help you sleep better in your new surroundings.
During your flight:
4. Take Relaxiva®: By taking a stress aid like Difass USA's Relaxiva®, you will be more relaxed during your flight and will be more likely to sleep on the plane. Ashwagandha root the active ingredient in Relaxiva™ helps calm your anxiety and gives you a mood boost. For people who have a phobia of flying, this is key. To learn more about Ashwagandha root check out our article.
5. Reset your watch: Adjust the time to fit the time zone you are entering, that way you begin to mentally adjust to the time difference while you are still en-route on the flight.
6. Stay hydrated: Drinking plenty of water is essential to avoid jet lag, especially on longer flights where your body may be more prone to dehydrating.
At your destination:
7. Don't make important decisions first day: Your body will be tired and you will feel groggy. Not a good time to try to do a big business deal.
8. Catch some rays: Staying indoors will only worsen your jet lag. According to the Sleep Foundation, daylight is "a powerful stimulant for regulating the biological clock."