Happy New Year Bloggers! I hope you all have a great 2018 and I wish the best for you. Maybe one of your New Years resolutions would be to travel more (wink wink). But I wanted to give you my best tips to overcoming jet lag, so your 2018 travels will be much easier. Enjoy!
1.) Start Early: Try to immediately switch your internal clock and try to sleep and stay awake at the designated time. This could start once you get on your international flight. When you start trying to adjust early, your body will recognize the sleep pattern and try to follow it once you arrive at your destination. To avoid sleeping at my regular time, I binge movies. When it’s time to sleep, put on a sleep mask and close your eyes.
2.) Melatonin: This may be one of the most powerful snooze tools out there. Melatonin is a very drowsy medicine that helps you sleep. It’s very strong and the dosage is 1 tablet for adults. Since I’m a kid, I split up the tablet and ingest a smaller piece. Even if I feel awake during night time, popping a Melatonin tablet really helps. It instantly works. You’re the new Sleeping Beauty. You’ll be snoozing in no time.
3.) Coffee. Coffee is a international traveler’s best friend. In the mornings, drinking a big ol’ cup of joe will help you stay awake. It will help you hold on to the day for some more hours.
4.) Get Outside. During the afternoon in an international destination, I get super sleepy because it’s very early in the morning back at home. It’s very easy to take a nap and then wake up at the time where you should actually be sleeping. But getting out in the afternoon helps a long way. The daylight and fresh air is definitely a refresher.
5.) If its possible for you, try to book your flight so that you land in the morning at your destination. It helps doing Step 4 as well. When my family and I went to Thailand, we landed in the afternoon and it was really sunny outside. Who could sleep during this weather? We had some coffee and we took a walk near our hotel. Like I said before, seeing the sun and distracting yourself from sleep can go a long way.
6.) Don’t push yourself too hard. Be sure to acknowledge this one. I’ve tried to stay up the entire day and sometimes that doesn’t work out in plan. It’s better to take some rest instead of dragging yourself around like a zombie. It always takes time to adapt to something. Getting adjusted quickly will not always work. Sometimes you have to give your body a break so if you really need that nap, take it.
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