How to deal with a Jet lag…..
You get a Jet lag because the internal clock in your body is disturbed because you flight across different time zones. Your internal clock is based on your 24 hour rhythm; this clock is driven by several factors such as sunlight, temperature, and sleep. When this clock is disturbed you can be disorientated, extreme tired, nausea, and it can be very hard to concentrate!
It can take a long time to get over your Jetlag, especially when you cross different time zones. The duration of your Jetlag depends on a number of factors. Most important is the direction of you travel. Do you travel from West to East then you will have more time, but when you travel the other way then you will lose some time.
Oke! Sound very interesting but what can you do about it?
- The most important tip is to try to get as fast as possible in your new rhythm. When you travel from West to East it is important to stay awake till it is ‘ bed time’. And when you travel from East to West it is important that you try to get some sleep although you are not tired.
- A few days before you leave you should have 2 different times with you. On your mobile phone the time of the new destination and on your watch the current time. This will help you to prepare you on the new time.
- Treat your body well. Make sure that you drink enough water, That you do not alcohol are to much coffee.
- When you are traveling from East to West than you should try to adjust your internal clock. four days before you leave you should go out of bed a little later and try to sleep a little longer. By doing this you can prepare yourself for the different time zone. If you travel from West to East you can do this to, but then of course the other way around.
We hope that these tips are useful to you, so that you will not have a Jet lag next time when you travel