The five best ways to avoid jet lag


Whenever someone asks me how I can fly through so many time zones every week, I am honest and recognizes that it is not easy. Many people have found that if he stays with the same direction in his travels (such as the United States in Europe and back), the change in time seems to be a little easier. Many of us do not have the luxury of flying to a unique "theater" of trips.

Since we can travel east or west one day or the other, I have achieved my five main methods to avoid jet lag. I have listed in reverse order.

5. Patterns of customs . Most of us are creatures of habit. We have a certain nighttime routine that we spend every night. It may look like a cup of tea, followed by a warm shower and half an hour to read a book before finishing the lights. Use these routines at night after arriving. Repeat your routine at night at home as much as you can. They are caption signals that you send to your body to let you know that the time has come to turn off.

TIP: If you do not have a consistent set of patterns, it's time to develop some. They do not have to be complicated. In fact, the simplest are the best.

4. Change the time . The more slots they cross during the flight, the more serious the jet lag will be. The adjustment of the body clock before one or two hours minimizes the effects of the crossed time zones. A couple of nights before traveling try adjusting your day for an hour. If you travel to Europe (or any destination in the USA), go to bed one hour before and wake up an hour earlier. If you can adjust the body for two hours, this is even better. Remember that if you are traveling west, adjust the body clock in the opposite direction. If you want to go to the west, go to bed and an hour later and wake up an hour later.

TIP: Just try adjusting one hour a day. Normally, the maximum body can change one hour per day.

3. Soft Day One . It is very important to give you a "soft" program the day after arrival. A meeting at 8 in the morning or at the tourist bus from 7:30 am on the day after arriving in Europe is tough. In the same way, at 6 in the afternoon, meeting in Asia the day after the trip is an equal challenge.

TIP: Apply "Soft Day One" programming guidelines as follows: After traveling to the east, avoid morning meetings next day and after traveling to the west, avoid activities Night afternoon to minimize jet lag.

2. Hydrate . There are several dehydrating factors that affect us when we want. The first factor is that the altitude of the aircraft's cabin is in the altitude range from 8000 to 8500 feet. This low pressure / low oxygen environment accelerates the normal evaporation of water through the skin and lungs. The second factor is that the humidity level of the aircraft's cabin is equal to the typical desert environment (which is 10 to 20%). It is very important to drink a lot of water.

SUGGESTION: First, start the well hydrated flight. Do not wait for the first drink service during the flight. Then, most people are already slowly dehydrated and trying to play recovery. Secondly, for every cup of coffee, soft drink or juice that is consumed (which is dehydrating), drink twice this amount of water. Third, try drinking at least a liter of water every three or four hours. Keep in mind if there are signs of dehydration such as dizziness, nausea, headaches, dry skin, and scratched dry throat.

1. Natural sound assistant . The best way to destroy yourself at night is to use a natural helper to sleep to ensure a good night's sleep. I do not recommend the use of assistants or medications for sleep. Using these can cause grogginess and a mental fog the next day. It's just not worth it.

SUGGESTION: There are several supplements that facilitate relaxation, such as L-teanin, melatonin and special herbal combinations. Find one that works before trying it while traveling.

Now it's ready! Take a good trip!