Most experts state that it takes one day per crossed time zone to stop feeling the effects of jet lag. But if you're flying to the other side of the world, you don't have two weeks to adjust. Don't worry, these six tips to combat jet lag can help.
Whether you’re a Road Warrior or about to take your first big trip, you’ll come across ample advice, but some is sage and some is just silly. Today we’re separating fact from fiction with a little myth-busting, as well as sharing some natural solutions that’ll have you sleeping normal in no time.
Jet lag can be one of the fastest killers of a great vacation. When you only have a few days in a new country, you don’t want to waste precious time sleeping.
It isn’t always easy to recover when you’re jumping time zones. The fatigue, disorientation, and even nausea associated with jet lag can put a serious damper on your time away.
Luckily, there’s an app for that.
In fact, there’s more than one. Here are four apps to help you combat jet lag––or even skip it completely.
We all have tricks to beat jet lag and get a good night’s sleep when traveling, but these five tips will help, no matter where you roam.
It can really difficult not to go to sleep when you are feeling tired, but waiting until local bedtime (even if it’s early) will help you to get on the right timezone pronto. If you arrive after 11 a.m. follow this advice from Todd Hall, a Flight Attendant and Independent Vacation Specialist who suggests that travelers resist napping upon arrival and instead “stay awake as long as possible to acclimate your body to its new time zone.”
Most seasoned travelers have a jet-lag-prevention routine that they follow with religious fervor. These practices—in-flight fasting, Xanax washed down with red wine—tend to have little in common besides questionable scientific merit. But early next year, two California entrepreneurs will release the Lumos Smart Sleep Mask, a padded eye mask that delivers personalized light therapy using embedded LED bulbs. Funded by Stanford and field-tested by retired astronauts, the Lumos seeks to make jet lag a thing of the past.
The best prescription is to leave home unfrazzled, minimize jet lag's symptoms, force yourself into European time, and give yourself a chance to enjoy your trip from the moment you step off the plane.
Long flights across many time zones often leave us feeling fatigued, sleepy, irritable and generally out of sorts. And it’s not just because of poor sleep on the plane and dehydration from the altitude – the feelings persist for several days.
Fortunately, sleep researchers have found ways to make jet lag less terrible. The key insight here is that the body's sleep cycle naturally responds to certain environmental cues — including bright light and food — and you can take advantage of that to shift your sleep cycle accordingly. So here are a few ways to beat jet lag, or at least make it more tolerable:
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Jet lag may be the worst part of traveling. And it hits many people harder traveling east than west. Why they feel this way is unclear. But scientists recently developed a model that mimics special time-keeping cells in the body and offers a mathematical explanation for why traveling from west to east feels so much worse. It also offers insights on recovering from jet lag.
So now you know the fix for jet lag: Travel east and you’ll need morning light and evening melatonin; go west and you’ll need evening light and morning melatonin.
A new study found that when you eat affects your internal clock.
A new app is helping travelers avoid the grogginess that's become a staple of flying cross-country or overseas.
Jet lag is history. Developed by world-renowned scientists. Based on the latest sleep and circadian neuroscience. Used by astronauts and elite athletes. With Timeshifter, you can create your own personalized jet lag plans and arrive at your best.
Based on 30 years of science, the Uplift app resyncs your body clock with a customized solution that takes about 5 minutes when you arrive in a new time zone.
Reduce jet lag so you can enjoy your trip.
A bio-alarm clock that analyzes your sleep patterns and wakes you when you are in the lightest sleep phase.
Working in conjunction with the UK’s leading sleep expert, Dr. Chris Idzikowski, we have developed the ultimate jet lag advisor. By answering a few simple questions regarding your recent or planned flights, we can advise you on the best things to do to minimise your jet lag.
This is one of the most important aspects of combating jet lag. Before departing, make sure you have all your affairs, business and personal, in order.
We work with people who travel across time zones who want to be productive when they arrive at their destination.
Jet lag can be a thing of the past by choosing the optimal time to start living on your destinations time and then correctly modifying the 4 major everyday influences on your body clock.
Many of our customers are repeat customers who return to us because we addressed the specifics of their recent trips and successfully assisted them travel without experiencing jet lag.
Individual responses to crossing time zones and ability to adapt to the new time zone vary. Increasing age, crossing more time zones, or traveling eastward generally increase the time required for adaptation.
Jet lag, also called desynchronosis, is a temporary disorder that causes fatigue, insomnia, and other symptoms as a result of air travel across time zones.
Jet lag is a sleep disorder that occurs when the body's biological clock does not correspond to local time. This is common when travelling across different time zones.
“Cures” for jet lag abound online. They range from the commonsensical—timing your light exposure and sleep patterns before you leave in order to ease the transition—to the quackish: taking Viagra or shining a light behind your knees. But there’s something a bit strange about the idea that jet lag is a “condition” to be cured rather than the inevitable disorientation resulting from zooming across the Earth at speeds exponentially greater than humans had ever experienced until a few decades ago. Jet lag may be “future shock” at its most tangible, but when did it first emerge as an affliction? At what point did people start moving fast enough that it became an issue?