If you’ve ever flown across countries or continents, you’ll know how jet lag feels; your body isn’t sure if it should be asleep or awake, your energy levels are all overt the place and you might have a semi-permanent hazy feeling. Luckily, there are plenty of tips to combat jet lag - in this post, we’ll show you how!
Take an After Party shot
A shot of After Party contains vitamins, minerals and herbal extracts to help balance your energy levels and support your body adjusting to new time zones.
Go to sleep at night time in the country you’re travelling to
Forget about the times of the country that you’ve left, and focus on the country that you’re in now. Go to sleep whenever it is night time there - try not to go to bed any earlier than 9pm or any later than midnight. Start doing this on the plane - if it’s night time in your new country, try to catch some zzz’s and if it’s daytime, stay awake - and continue doing so when you reach your new destination.
This tell your body that you have a new going to sleep and waking up time, and will help you slowly combat the jet lag!
Drink plenty of water
Dehydration only worsens jet lag. When you are flying, the cabin air is really dry and can make you more dehydrated than usual, so be sure to keep drinking an excess of water. Avoid coffee and alcohol, as these substances can make you more dehydrated.
Let yourself rest
The first few days of arriving anywhere can be tiring, so try to not schedule anything vital for them. Give yourself the chance to rest instead of rushing around doing things. If you are travelling for a conference or other significant event, try to arrive a few days early so you can have some chill time.
Eat nutritionally diverse food
Travelling isn’t always conducive to healthy eating - more often than not, we find ourselves reaching for junk food rather than eating healthy balanced meals. Try to stick to nutritional food to give yourself an extra energy boost - stick to natural sources of energy like fruit and carbs, and try to avoid any greasy, fried food that will make you feel sluggish.
Jet lag can be brutal - especially if you are flying west to east - but with some of these tips, you’ll be able to combat jet lag in no time, and not let it get in the way of your holiday!