Friday, July 23, 2010
Beating jet lag
Time flies and it's near to August already! I bet some of you have started planning for year end trip.. :) no doubt travelling is fun and exciting, but sometimes jet lag really make us tired and not able to enjoy the trip... Here I found some useful tips from CLEO magazine on how to beat jet lag, and I'd like to share with you...
Before you go:
1. Reset your international clock
Go to bed a little earlier or later (depending on your destination and time difference) several days before to adjust your sleeping time.
2. Pack ahead
Acoid packing at the last minute. You dont need unnecessary stress that can distract your sleep.
When travelling on long-haul flights
1. Avoid alcohol and caffeine
These 2 are drugs and dehydration is known to worsen jet lag.
2. Breathe in fresh air
Try to get some fresh air if there's some stopover. The re-circulated cabin stale air can cause fatigue.
3. Get some sleep or exercise
Get some rest or do some in-flight exercises (you'll find them in the in-flight magazine)
After arriving at destination
1. Stay out of the hotel room
Dont take a snooze after check-in, it'll make adjusting to local time harder!
2. Avoid heavy meal
Eat just enough to power you through till bedtime.
3. Go sightseeing under the sun
Natural light is believed to help your body adjust to a new time zone.
til then, have a happy trip and a great weekend! :)