Surefire Tips for Beating Jet Lag
Traveling far away from home can be fun and exciting, but it can also be stressful and exhausting. Jet lag can make you feel lousy, and if experienced frequently it can even have long-term health effects. In this article we’ll talk about tips for minimizing jet lag to help maximize your enjoyment of traveling.
Your body has a clock, closely linked to the light-dark cycle. When shifting time zones, that day-night cycle is different, so you end up trying to be awake when your body clock thinks it’s time to sleep and vice versa. Your body clock can adapt only for 1-2 hours each day. That means a time zone change of 8 hours can take at least 4 days to adjust to! Even though it takes a while to adjust to the new rhythms of when to be active and when to rest, there are ways you can deal with the time shift before your trip, during your trip, and at your destination. A good starting point is by downloading the free SleepScore App to start setting a regular sleep routine weeks before your trip.