How to get over jet lag

Jet lag, also called jet lag disorder, is a temporary sleep problem that can affect anyone who quickly travels across multiple time zones. Your body has its own internal clock (circadian rhythms) that signals your body when to stay awake and when to sleep.

Hopefully, you have taken our advice on getting prepared before changing time zones, but if you didn’t there are still things you can do on the plane to help you reduce those jet lag symptoms.

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Try to get sleep while on the plane
  • Get some natural light exposure as soon as you can
  • Try not to sleep right away when you land, try to get sleep until the appropriate time

4 not-so-known travel tips

1. Take a photo of your important documents (ie, passport) and text it to yourself

2. When traveling internationally, download Google maps offline prior to the trip

3. Place a cotton swab inside blush, eye shadow and powder foundation to prevent cracking during travel

4. Use an empty Chapstick tube to save emergency cash discreetly

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