What to do about a jetlag after a long flight?
A long flight with a jetlag as a result. It affects your first day at holiday, but also your return home. Prevent a jetlag with these handy tips. What are your tips?
Tip 1: Prepare your body for the change in time zones
Every week push your schedule one our back or forward, it depends on the time zone you’re getting to. The more time zones you’re going to cross, the earlier you need to start. Travel direction has a lot of impact on your jetlag. When you are flying east it is recommended to get to bed earlier a few nights before. When you are flying west you can try going to bed later for a couple of nights.
Tip 2: Plan your flights
If you have the possibility to plan your flight, do it! Make sure you will get on your destination on daytime. Get as much as daylight as you can. Sun and daylight will make you feel better and more like staying awake. It helps you fitting in your new schedule, unless you have been up all night.
Tip 3: Stay Hydrated to Prevent a Jetlag
During the flight it is very important to drink enough water. Dehydration is one of the symptoms of a jetlag. Also the dry cabin are doesn’t help. Try to drink no alcohol or caffeine products on board. It can increase tiredness and also cause dehydration, which will do your jetlag more harm then good.
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Tip 4: When you arrive
Start eating three meals a day in line with the new time zone. Even if that means you have to eat a warm dish when it is still morning for you! Try to avoid plane food. It is mostly served on the time zone you are leaving. When you are hungry try to eat lightly until you arrive at your destination.
Tip 5: Plan your ride in advance
Try to be as smart as possible. When you are just arrived at your new destination, or maybe at home, you want as quickly as possible to your residence address. There are taxi companies where you can arrange your cab ride and pay in advance. You don’t need to struggle with the local money and just get in the cab and drive without unexpected costs.