If your summer vacation spot is in a different time zone, you must be prepared to fight jet lag as much as possible. The last thing you want is to spend your vacation on a mixed up sleep schedule, resulting in sleepless nights and feeling exhausted all day. Check out these tips on how to beat jet lag before setting off on your long-haul trip!
Prepare For The Flight
If you’re traveling far for your vacation, there’s a good chance you’re flying. If so, it’s crucial to be prepared as possible for a long flight. Pack essentials to help you sleep on the plane, including ear plugs, eye mask, neck pillow, headphones, and make sure your favorite music to fall asleep is downloaded on your phone or iPod. Also, pack your own water, as staying hydrated on a long flight is very important for your skin and health, and wear comfortable clothes to make it easier to fall asleep.
Adjust To The Time Difference Before Leaving
If you’re traveling to a country that has a time difference of a few hours, it’s a good idea to start resetting your body clock closer to the new time before leaving. By waking up a few hours earlier and going to bed earlier, or vice-versa, your body will have a much easier time adjusting to the time difference, and you won’t spend the whole vacation in a sleep-deprived state.
When it comes to adjusting your body clock, the arrival time of your flight is crucial. When you arrive, head outside and follow what the locals are doing, especially when they eat. Sunlight is essential for your body clock, so if you arrive during the day, stay outside and get as much sunlight as you can.
Sometimes, it’s better to get some sleep during the day rather than try to make it until night time. However, don’t let yourself nap for hours at a time. Set your alarm for less than two hours, and make sure you’re awake for at least two hours before going to bed at night.
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