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How To Avoid Jet Lag

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How to avoid jet lag
How to avoid jet lag

Jet lag can be a real drag for travelers, especially when crossing multiple time zones. It can leave you feeling exhausted, disoriented, and struggling to adapt to a new sleep schedule. However, there are several ways to combat jet lag and make the transition to a new time zone more manageable. Here are some tips on how to avoid jet lag:

1. Adjust your sleep schedule before you leave

Try to gradually shift your sleep schedule a few days before your trip. If you’re traveling eastward, go to bed and wake up earlier than usual. If you’re traveling westward, go to bed and wake up later. This can help your body adjust to the new time zone more smoothly.

2. Stay hydrated

Dehydration can exacerbate the symptoms of jet lag. Make sure you drink plenty of water before, during, and after your flight to keep your body hydrated. Avoid alcohol and caffeine, which can dehydrate you and disrupt your sleep.

3. Get some sunshine

Exposure to sunlight can help regulate your body clock and reset your sleep schedule. Spend some time outside during the day, especially in the morning, to help your body adjust to the new time zone.

4. Take naps strategically

Short naps can help you recharge and stay alert, but too much daytime sleep can make it harder to fall asleep at night. Try to limit your naps to 20-30 minutes and avoid sleeping late in the day.

5. Stick to your normal routine

Try to maintain your usual routine as much as possible, especially when it comes to eating and sleeping. This can help your body adjust to the new time zone more quickly.

6. Consider using sleep aids

If you’re really struggling to sleep, you may want to consider using sleeping aids, such essential oils. I love diffusing essential oils at night as a part of my nightly routine. Check out this blog post on “sleep training yourself” so to speak, with essential oils. It’s been helpful to so many people! And be sure to read this info on traveling with essential oils!

7. Be patient

It can take a few days for your body to fully adjust to a new time zone. Be patient and give yourself time to adapt. Try to avoid scheduling important meetings or activities for the first day or two after you arrive, so you can give yourself some time to rest and recover.

By following these tips, you can minimize the effects of jet lag and make the most of your travels, no matter where in the world you’re headed. Happy travels! Ready to travel somewhere fun? Check out my current travel promotions at or send me an email at

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