Saturday, May 26, 2012

How to Prevent Jet Lag While Going to the West or to the East

Do you often travel by plane? Yeah, traveling by plane lets you reach the corners of the world away in just a few hours. But across the region with a different time can disrupt your sleep and eat patterns, resulting in jet lag. Jet lag is a situation or condition of fatigue, indigestion, headaches, and insomnia that occur simultaneously.

Traveling from east to west have a greater risk than traveling from west to east. While traveling north or south does not cause jet lag because you do not cross a different time. Below are some tips to prevent jet lag:

Time of Departure:
  1. Three nights before departing, change your sleep and eat patterns. If you are traveling to the east, go to bed one hour earlier for each time zone will be bypassed and a full day of fasting on the day of departure. But if you are traveling to the west, go to bed an hour late for every time zone to be bypassed, and fasted until noon on the day of departure.
  2. During the flight, avoid taking sleeping pills, alcohol and caffeine. Drink water or juice as much as possible to avoid dehydration, because the air in airplanes is very dry.

When Arrive at Destination:
  1. If you arrive at your destination during the day, plan to spend time outdoors. Try to spend as much time outdoors as much as your time zone is bypassed.
  2. Choose high protein foods for lunch. While for dinner you can choose carbohydrate foods.
  3. Try not to sleep until late at night.

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