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Coping with Jet Lag

Coping with Jet Lag

It feels good finally reaching your desired destination. However, if you’re a regular business traveler, you may have noticed the recent increase in travelers.
August is one of the busiest travel months of the year in the airline Industry. According to the Bureau of Travel Statistics; over 40 percent more of passengers board planes in August than in February the slowest Month of the year.
It is important you find a way cope up with the stress and your jet lag before it starts to ruin your trip.I’ve put together a few tips to help your fight Jet Lag and enjoy your business trip.
Some people find it surprising that you can cope with Jetlag by mentally preparing for it, before and while flying.


Adjust your time and programs according to the new time zone
Days before traveling, program yourself to the timezone of your destination. For example when traveling to Ghana, start functioning according to your new time zone, this allows you easily adapt to changes in circadian rhythms.

Prepare for the new time zone while in flight
Adjusting your clock while in transit has a psychological effect of preparing the mind for the time change you may experience. Do a simple web search to determine the current time at your destination and start making the appropriate changes.

Ensure you are hydrated throughout the flight
Staying hydrated throughout your journey helps you to easily adjust to the new circadian rhythms. Doctors often advise to have a bottle of water nearby. However if you are prone to nausea during flights, try watching your fluid intake.

Arriving earlier to your destination
If you have to attend business meetings and events, try arriving a few days early to allow your mind acclimatize properly. This is another reason why business travelers prefer hotels near airports.

Ensure your sleep is not distractedTravelers face insomnia due to the change of time zone. Ensure you get a comfortable and quiet accommodation, this helps to minimize sleep distraction in your environment. Put off electronic devices that may break your new the new rhythm when sleeping. Also take very light food, avoid fatty diets and high carb meals that take long to digest.

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