Jet Lag is caused when traveling to a destination different time zone without giving the body a time to adjust to the new day and night cycle. The most common symptoms of jet lag are sleeplessness, tiredness, loss of appetite, headaches. There is no cure for jet lag but to minimize the effects, here are few recommendations:
- Getting a good night’s rest before your flight.
- Eat light meals at the local meal times.
- Eat light. It will be difficult to digest food when the body is inactive.
- Try some light exercise; go for a brisk walk, if you can’t sleep after your arrival at your destination. It usually takes the body’s biological clock approximately one day to adjust per time zone crossed. In some cases, it can be longer depending upon the person and the distance travelled.
- Avoid caffeinated drinks and alcohol before going to bed.