5 Simple Hacks to Avoid Jet Lag On Your Next Trip

| August 6, 2018 | 6 Comments

5 Simple Hacks to Avoid Jet Lag on your Next Trip

What’s worse than a hangover? It definitely has to be jet lag. Difference is, you didn’t actually have fun getting it, and its effects last longer than a regular hangover- it can all really put a damper on your trip! So if you’re someone who has to travel often or are probably heading out for a nice vacation, here’s something to help! Keep reading to discover 5 simple hacks that can help you avoid and tackle jet lag on your next trip abroad!

 

5 Simple Hacks to Avoid Jet Lag on your Next Trip

Passengers boarding on a plane

 

1. Shift Your Schedule

A week before your travel date, adjust your bedtime and rising time to make your body accustomed to the change more easily. This simple clock shifting experiment works wonders, and can help you avoid and tackle jet lag more easily than you’d think.

2. Get Some Sunlight

The internal clock of the body controls a lot more than the sleep and wake cycle- everything from regulating the body’s hormones to the digestive system and its regularities. That’s exactly why controlling your light exposure strategically at least a few days before the travel date can help you adjust quickly, and avoid jet lag.

3. Invest in Self Care

Practise a little self-care before and after your travel date. That may be easier said than done, but try to stick to a regular exercise routine and a normal sleep schedule at least a week before the day of your travel. Remember that air travel is physically exhausting, no matter what age group or gender you belong to, so a little self-care can always be helpful.

4. Get those Supplements

When it comes to resetting the body clock, melatonin supplements can be quite useful. A lot of people who travel often, or those who are hit harder by jet lag, often take them to help their body clock reset faster.

5. Don’t Overexert Yourself

Once you reach your destination, be patient and give your body a little time to recover. Don’t waste your energy trying to fight it. Remember that some jet lag is totally normal, so just breathe, relax and give your body enough rest. Get back to your normal exercise routine, and that should help you get back on track!

 

5 Simple Hacks to Avoid Jet Lag on your Next Trip

5 Simple Hacks to Avoid Jet Lag on your Next Trip

 

 

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Lyne is happily married and has two amazing teenagers. She is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. LisaM says:

    Getting outside is so important to adjusting I think!

  2. kathy downey says:

    Thanks for the tips,I find traveling with a disability can be a struggle sometimes

  3. Calvin says:

    Good tips, I sunlight and the hydration is important.
    With removal of jet lag you can get the most out of the trip

  4. Debbie White Beattie says:

    The worst jetlag I had was when I traveled to Hawaii because the 5 hour time difference is a big adjustment both ways

  5. cottagebunny says:

    Jetlag really hits my son hard. These are great tips that will be helpful to him. Thank you so much.

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