3 tricks to minimize jet lag and for sleeping better while travelling
It’s so wonderful to travel! Whether with family, for leisure or for work, discovering a new part of the world is always rewarding and exciting. If you are among those who have planned a trip to another time zone soon, our blog post of the week is for you! Here are 3 tips to counter jet lag and sleep well on the road that will help you feel better rested and to fully enjoy your travels!
You can fight jet lag by adjusting your diet. On the day of your flight and during the flight, it is strongly advised not to consume heavy foods, coffee, tea or alcohol. Instead, make sure you stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and eating light meals. Any food or alcohol in excess will only amplify the effects of jetlag.
If you arrive at your destination during the night, sleep until morning and as soon as you’re awake opt for a breakfast rich in protein (eggs, cheese, yogurt) instead of a carbohydrates heavy breakfast (croissants, muffins, toast).
Naps are an ally in the fight against jet lag; they allow you to adjust quickly. If your plane lands during the day and you are tired, taking a 20-minute nap can help you feel more rested. If you are a heavy sleeper, a 2-hour nap can invigorate you, but know that unlike with short naps, napping for 2 hours will take you into a deep sleep and waking up will be more difficult.
3- Day Light
Exposing yourself as much as possible to natural light is the best way to beat jet lag, so as much as possible get your fill of vitamin D by sitting in the sun! Natural light helps the body clock to regulate our sleep and energy cycles. In short, when you’re at your destination, if you hesitate between taking a nap and going for a stroll outside, the second option might be the best!
With these simple adjustments, you can avoid feeling jetlagged and can enjoy your getaway 100%! Have a good trip!
What about you? What are your tricks to fight off jet lag?