If there’s one downside to international travel, it’s jet lag. Sometimes, that horrible feeling of being overtired and completely out of sync with the time is inevitable when traveling, even for the most experienced travelers. While you can’t always avoid jet lag, there are a few things you can do to help you cope with it. Check them out below!
Sleep Properly Before Take-Off
Put Only The Right Things Into Your Body
Set Your Clock Before The Flight Leaves
Plan A Relaxing Stopover
Jet lag is a lot easier to deal with when you actually have time to rest during your travels. Some travelers find it near impossible to completely relax and fall asleep on a flight, particularly if you’re sitting in coach or it’s a turbulent flight. So a day or a few days spent in a stopover destination may be just what you need to catch up on some sleep and feel refreshed for the flight home.
Of course, planning a stopover will come down to finances and time allowances. But if you can afford it and you have time in your schedule for a few days in a stopover destination, it really can make all the difference to how you feel.
When you’re planning your schedule, try your best to not pack too much into your itinerary on the first few days after your arrival. The more time you have to rest and recuperate during this time, the better you’ll feel.