Feeling sluggish and out of sorts after a cross-country trip? It’s probably the result of jet lag, which can cause a disruption in your sleeping patterns. Can you prevent it?
Sleep deprivation, or the inability to sleep when you need to, is the biggest problem travelers suffer from jet lag. Seasoned travelers may get used to it, but why be a walking zombie when you get home from a four-day business trip? Don’t worry. You can do some things to prevent these symptoms.
- Modify Your Body’s Clock: Put yourself on the same time as your destination time zone before you fly. If you know you’ll be traveling to London from the Eastern United States, you’ll have a five-hour time difference to cope with. Plan for it.
- Stay Hydrated: When traveling across time zones, dehydration can sneak up on you if you aren’t careful. Drink lots of water. Stay away from the energy drinks and sodas while traveling — especially the energy drinks.
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