To help you reset your body clock, sleep better, wake up focused, and stay alert during the day, we’ve pulled together a list of ways to minimize jet lag.
Before the Flight
Rest up: Rest well prior to travel. Lack of sleep makes you more vulnerable to jet lag. Avoid stress: Make sure you have packed everything you need and that your itinerary is in order. Arrive at the airport ahead of time to avoid last-minute stress. A calm frame of mind will help you relax during your flight.
Acclimatize: Change your sleep routine. Push your schedule back or forward, depending on where you’re going. This will give your body a chance to gradually adjust to your new time zone. Carb-load: Eat a carb-dense meal for dinner on the night before your flight.
Fly Business Class: The perks of Business Class can make your trip more comfortable and ensure that you rest well during your flight.
Reset your (internal) clock: As soon as you begin your flight, set your watch to the time at your destination and eat and sleep accordingly. This will help you to mentally prepare for your new time zone.
Cocoon: Eliminate noise with earplugs. Kill the light with an eye shade. And crank the air-conditioning to lower your body temperature – a lower core temperature signals it’s time for sleep.
AFTER THE FLIGHT:
Stay Warm; research indicates that elevating your body temperature can help reset your circadian rhythms. Exercise, take a sauna or relax in a warm bath to stay alert