Tips to Help you Combat Jetlag

Anyone who has traveled across time zones has experienced some biorhythmic confusion upon getting to their destination. This rewiring or readjustment of the body’s internal clock is what is known as Jetlag. For example, if you are traveling from the United States to Europe, you have to tune your watch about 6 hours forward; this may be a simple adjustment for your watch and devices, but your body doesn’t adjust as easily. You have been used to the same consistent 24-hour sequence and now that the sequence has changed, your body may want to eat when it should sleep and sleep when it’s time to wake up and go to the meeting. Jetlag sounds like a nightmare, right?

Fortunately for you, there are ways in which you can avoid this phenomenon altogether, and our Connecticut limo service specialists know just what to do. The first measure you should take is to start your journey fresh and relaxed; you can achieve this by employing the services of our Connecticut airport shuttle. Our reliable chauffeurs will be at your residence to pick you up and get you to the airport ahead of time. Additionally, the luxury and amenities of our vehicles will help you relax as you are safely and calmly driven to the airport, ensuring that you kick off your journey in a fresh state of mind.

Change your Sleep Schedule

Researchers have recommended that you should start shifting your sleep pattern to fit your new time zone before you plan to travel. Adjust your sleep patterns in small doses; for example, you could start waking up a few hours earlier or later depending on where you are planning to go in order to make your body’s transition less shocking when you actually get there.


Diet

A few frequent travelers have confessed that your diet influences how jetlag affects you. Some people will recommend eating heavily a few days before you’re scheduled to fly and dieting on the day of your flight. However, there is no credible resource that has proven that diet mitigates jetlag. Nonetheless, we recommend avoiding fatty or high carb foods before bed time on your first few days at your destination to avoid disrupted sleep.


Stay Hydrated

Keep hydrating before you get on the plane; drink at least one liter of water before you get on your flight because you tend to drink less water while you are on the actual flight. Hydration will encourage you to walk around and stretch for bathroom breaks, which will keep your muscles active. This is one effective way to combat jetlag.


Pharmaceuticals 

If you find that nothing seems to work in your quest to manage jetlag, you could go the pharmaceutical way. Try over-the-counter options such as Melatonin; Melatonin regulates your circadian rhythms, which enables you to sleep better and ultimately avoid jetlag. Note, however, you should take sleeping aids such as melatonin strategically; take them on the flight if it is time to sleep in the time zone you are heading to, otherwise, the effect might be counterproductive.

There are many other situations that can ruin your travel experience, and one of them is flight fright. Our Orange County car service friends at Concierge Limousine, INC. have discussed this topic in their blog post – How to Deal with Flight Fright. 

Posted on Jun 12 2018

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