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Travel Tips : How to Prevent Jet Lag?

how to avoid jetlagAccording to Wikipedia, Jet lag (desynchronosis, in medical) is physiological condition which is a consequence of alterations to circadian rhythms; it is classified as one of the circadian rhythm sleep disorders. Jet lag results from rapid long-distance transmeridian (east-west or west-east) travel, as on a jet plane.

Based on NASA research, When passing through one time zone, a traveler take at least an hour to recover the body rhythms and energy levels. As a result of jet lag may range from nausea, dizziness, kept awake when the day was late, very lethargic and sleepy in the morning, disoriented and unable to concentrate on one thing. Here are some tips to prevent jet lag in the body:

  1. Adjust your bedtime a few days prior to travel and adjust to the patterns you will encounter in your destination.
  2. Set your clock at the beginning of the flight will help you adjust to the time at your destination.
  3. Expand drink water before, during, and after flying. The air in the cabin is very dry, and dehydration is one of the causes of jet lag.
  4. Avoid consuming alcohol (and caffeine) on the night before the flight. Effects of multiple alcohol or twice when you fly. Whatever amount alcohol you drink, the effect will be felt in the course.
  5. Sleep on the plane if your destination time is night. Use sleep aids which is often used to banish the light or the din in the fuselage, such as earphones and a blindfold.
  6. Stay awake if the time at your destination still daylight. This can be done by talking, watching movies, reading books or novels, or simply walking down the aisle aircraft. On the other hand, running light also makes your blood circulation more smoothly.
  7. Relax during the first day of your visit at the destination. If you have two or three days of free time before doing physical activities or jobs that require a focus on the destination, then it can be used to relax and restore your circadian rhythm. Explore the corners of the city and parks by foot.

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