Have you taken a flight and when you arrive at the destination you feel like you’re totally worn down? Jet lags are common experiences travelers face and they could quickly turn that fancy flight into a hell of exhaustion – you feel like you want to be at home even before you explore your destination.
The body is naturally programmed to react and respond to things based on the 24-hour clock. That’s why you wake up when it’s daylight and you sleep when it’s dusk. The circadian rhythms control these body responses and routines. However, when you take a flight, your circadian rhythm is disrupted.
During the flight, you move through different time zones something that can cause extreme fatigue with symptoms such as loss of appetite, loss of memory, lack of concentration, bowel problems, and indigestion. Depending on your state of health, age, or stress levels, jet lag effects can vary and will take different periods of time for an individual to recover.
If you are a keen travel planner, you want to observe a couple of things just to prevent having jet lag. Before you take your flight, make sure you relax your schedule so that you minimize stress. Also, have a healthy sleep before that day you take your flight. Sometimes travelers end up having a few hours of sleep before they fly – it could be due to excitement or deliberately attempting to tire yourself hoping to sleep during the flight. That’s a big mistake we make and it can make it difficult for you adjust to the new time zones you get through during the flight.
Before the flight, avoid drinking that gin and tonic because the effects of alcohol tend to worsen at higher altitude and this can increase dehydration and tiredness causing you more problems with jet lag. You may think that sleeping pills will help, but that’s not true. Avoid taking them and probably opt for something like herbal tea.
Now that you know what to do to avoid jet lag, why not plan your next holiday trip with DMC Travel Tailor and explore your dream destination in fun and joy.