11 Tips to avoid Jet-Lag on Long Flights for holidays
What is Jet-lag?
Jet-Lag is a flight fatigue caused due to quick traveling across various time zones. It is a physiological condition causing disorder of circadian rhythm. Circadian is internal biological/body clock which regulates wakefulness and sleep. Disruption of the body clock synchronization results in JET LAG.
Tips to Avoid jet-lag on Long Flights for Fun Holidays can be divided into 3 parts –
- Try to adjust your eating and sleeping pattern before few days of your flight. Shift your sleeping and eating habits as per the clock of destination, before 3 to 4 days of travel date.
- Wear sunglasses before few hours taking flight as it helps to synchronize body clock because body clock is set by eyes detecting light.
- If your flight is reaching during the night then don’t take a sleep or nap before 6 hours of reaching time (arrivals). And do vice-versa for morning flights – like if you are reaching during day time then take a proper sleep for 5 to 6 hours before reaching the destination.
- If possible then do a break or split journey for 1 or 2 days in between.
- Avoid caffeine and alcohol during flight.
- Stay hydrated and keep yourself moisturized throughout during the flight.
- Wear light, loose and comfortable clothes.
AFTER REACHING DESTINATION
8. Upon reaching the destination, try to get out in sunlight, fresh air as sunlight regulates biological clock which helps your body clock in adjusting to new time zones and surroundings. Staying indoors after reaching your destination worsens jet lag.
- Take bath before going to bed
- Avoid short naps during the day time.
- Relax and don’t stress or burden yourself for 1 or 2 days.
Have a fun filled and relaxed flight!
Also what to carry on during long flights is very important thing to know. Click here to read about what to pack in a Carry on Bag for long flights.
Also try out for different types of stays during your holidays. Read here for tips on staying during holidays.
So, till then KEEP TRAVELING……………… KEEP EXPLORING……………………………………………………
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