6 Ways To Recover Naturally From Jet Lag
It's no secret that we love to travel but how do we stop ourselves falling victim to jet lag? Below we spill our secrets to recovering naturally for your next trip.
The Time Is Now
Embrace your new time zone as soon as you land. If you would be eating breakfast at home but it is dinner time at your destination, go for dinner! Stick to your routines at these new times to adapt more quickly to major time zone changes.
Get Some Sleep
Sleeping on the plane or going to bed earlier than you want can be difficult but getting a full 8 hours of sleep is important to combat jet lag. Be sure to pack noise cancelling headphones, a sleep mask or other comfort items to help you achieve REM.
But Avoid Napping
While getting a good nights sleep is important, it is equally important to avoid napping during the day. This will only further interrupt your circadian rhythm making it more difficult to adjust to the new time zone.
Step Into The Sun
If you are finding it difficult to wake in the morning, get some sun as soon as possible. This natural source of vitamin D signals your system that it is time to get moving for the day! The same goes for those desires to nap in the afternoon. Get some sun by taking a walk to help your body reset.
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
Dehydration leads to body aches, mental fog, headaches and tiredness. So do yourself a favor and hydrate! Take a reusable bottle to the airport to fill up once you get through security to ensure you stay hydrated during the flight and drink more water than you think you need once you get to your destination.
Travel In Comfort
Flying first class with extra leg room may not be an option for everyone but that doesn't mean you can't travel in comfort. Be sure to pack your favorite Dreamsoft Travel Scarf to keep you cozy on the plane as either a wrap or folded up as a pillow. Bonus: it transitions well as a wrap for special nights out.