SYMPTOMS OF JET LAG
Disturbed Sleep Patterns
1. KNOW THE TIMEZONES
The world is divided into 24 timezones. The clock changes for every hour travelled east or west from the Greenwich Meridian- an imaginary line passing through Greenwich, London. Jet lag is usually caused by your flights direction, not length. This disrupts your body's natural 24 hour clock or circadian rhythm. Adjust your body accordingly a few days before the flight.
West: Stay up later. East: Hit the hay earlier.
2. SHADES PLEASE
Wearing sunglasses helps to control your internal body clock or your circadian rhythm which responds to your eyes detecting light. Light is the most potent stimulus for circadian entrainment. Bring the shades on board!
3. NO COFFEE, NO PROBLEM
Other than staying hydrated which is a key factor, skip the caffeinated beverages before or on your flight. Opt for a caffeine-free natural tea.
4. CHECK IN ONLINE
Avoid hassle at the airport & check in online beforehand, if you can. Any little detail that can make your journey smoother is worth attending to. Keeping calm and relaxed is the goal.
5. GRAB THE POPCORN
Take advantage of that little screen and plan to watch a movie according to the arrival time of your local destination. This will help phase shift your circadian rhythm either forwards or backwards.
6. DITCH THE SLEEP MEDS
It's so much easier to pop a pill and fall asleep but this will completely throw off your body's natural cycle. It actually could have a reverse affect since your body isn't naturally adjusting to sleep patterns. Try a soothing chamomile tea instead.
7. COMFORT IS KEY
Don't forget your headrest pillow or eye mask. These are both so essential in helping you try achieve the minimum level of zen on an overcrowded aircraft.
We've all walked off flights feelings less than average thanks to those non existent humidifiers on board (unless you are flying Emirates).
Bring a disposable paper face mask & achieve maximum vitamin benefits while you are soaring through the sky.
*Disclaimer* On a flight to Asia, I slabbed on a black coal face mask & received quite an audience :O They were either secretly jealous or making fun of it, probably both. Either way, my skin was winning!
9. DRESS COMFY & STYLISH
I have witnessed literally hundreds of people board flights dressed as if they were stepping right off of the plane onto the beach. Planes are always cold and Hawaiian shirts are usually not a good look, especially in chilly temps! Also try to ditch the flip flops unless you are traveling domestic from beach town to beach town. You never know who you are going to run into on a flight. It could be your next boss, best friend, or even husband- who knows! It's best to choose a neutral palette and reach for a pair of loafers. Classy and comfy is always best.
10. ORGANIZE YOUR ESSENTIALS
Pack a large tote or backpack with all of your essentials organized for the flight so you feel prepared & ready. It adds a sense of feeling calm. Below are my must haves:
Pack of Simple facial wipes
A granola bar or snack
Beauty Bag holding lotion, facial midst, toothbrush, deodorant, hairbrush, concealer, mascara & highlighter
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