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World Travel: Top 7 Tips For Beating Jet Lag

Posted on 9 June 2014 by Mary Kern

Topics: Air Travel

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The Best Ways To beat Jet  Lag

Don't Let Jet Lag ruin Your Vacation

Traveling to other parts of the world is exciting and adventurous, but, boy, does jet lag ever seem to get the best of some people. If you are one of those people, try these tips to avoid that rather rough experience.

7. Beforehand, No Strict Eat and Sleep Schedules

Believe it or not, those that do not keep rigid eating and sleeping schedules have a natural advantage toward beating jet lag. The change of scheduling is not as much of a shock to the system.

6. Sleep on Flight (Without the Help of Pills)

Even if you don't feel tired, sleeping on flight prepares the body to want to be awake upon landing and then some.

5. No Alcohol or Caffeine on Flight

These beverages are not good for trying to sleep. And if staying awake is the actual goal because of landing at night, for instance, alcohol promotes sleepiness.

4. Start the Schedule Immediately Upon Arrival

Eat three meals according to schedule immediately after arriving. This means, if you are hungry and it's 11 PM, eat anyway and then do not eat anything else until morning. And go to bed as soon as possible. If you arrive during the day, eat at breakfast or lunchtime even if not hungry.

3. Nap If Necessary

If you arrive during the day, it is okay to take a nap if you need to. Just do not turn that nap into normal hours of nighttime sleep. A nap is only a nap, nothing more.

2. Exercise to Stay Awake

When you feel yourself becoming tired and lethargic, do some small bit of exercise. March in place for 10 minutes if needed to give your energy levels a boost to get through the day.

1. Plan to Arrive During Daytime Hours

Even when feeling tired and exhausted, it is much easier to stay awake when there is sunlight. This is especially necessary if there is a lot to do immediately upon arrival.

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