7 Ways to Get Rid of Jet Lag
They say that the real joy lies not in reaching the destination but in the journey. While traveling is always a great relief for most people, jet lag isn’t, and it is most unwelcome. But it is one of those unfortunate facts of life that you have to bear with if you are raveling abroad and crossing time zones. Here are some of the quickest ways by which you can get rid of this irritating phenomenon and instead can enjoy your trip to the fullest.
1. Practice yoga
Jet lag is a physiological condition which in medical terms is known as desynchronosis and occurs when people switch to different timezones within a short span of time. A good way to combat it is by practicing stretching exercises and yoga while on the flight and after getting down as well. Yoga makes people take charge of their minds and bodies so it makes you psychologically ready to deal with the different time schedules.
2. Drink lots of water
Dehydration makes people irritable and sleepy. It is essential that you keep yourself hydrated with lots of water which will refresh your mind and keep your body alert.
Keep sipping on water throughout the air journey and also keep moisturizer, nasal drops and eye drops handy.
3. Hold that sleep
As tempting as it may seem, never let sleep get the better of you when you land. Engage yourself in active running around after landing and keep sleep at bay. You should sleep for normal 8 hours according to the new timezone and feel the jet lag gone.
4. Sleep in the plane
Yes it’s not very comfortable to sleep in an economy class seat of any plane but to avoid jet lag you should do it. Even if you are not feeling sleepy, just close your overhead lights, put on the eye mask and let your eyes rest in darkness. You will feel less drowsy on landing if you do so.