Jet lag is the most common problem affecting international traveler. It is most problematic for the business traveler who has to attend business meeting the next day. Around 94 per cent of the international flyers experience this situation. This condition of Jet lag is also called as desynchronosis in medical term. It causes temporary discomfort which causes insomnia, fatigue, and several other symptoms as one fly and cross different time zones.
Here are few Jetlag symptoms:
- Disturbed sleeping pattern
- Lack of concentration and motivation
- Uncomfortable legs and feet
- Upset stomach
Causes of Jet Lag
Jetlag is caused because of the vast difference in the time zones during the travel. The inability of our body to adjust different zones immediately causes jet lag. It causes change in heart beats, temperature, blood pressure, and mental disorientation. Legs and feet swell because of the longer travelling time on the flight. The dry atmosphere of the cabins causes heavy dehydration. Even though the cabins are pressurized but the landing and takeoff upsets whole body system thereby causing jet lag.
Here are few tips which help to get rid of the jet lag:
- Give proper rest to your body and mind before you start your journey. It is very important to start your day with freshness and energy.
- It is indeed uncomfortable to sleep in the plane unless you are traveling in business class, but try to sleep as much as you can. Try using eye shades, earplugs, or a neck pillow. Wear comfortable clothes and footwear so that it doesn’t interrupt your sleep.
- Avoid drinking alcohol in a flight as it will dehydrate you.
- Drink lots and lots of water. Try tp avoid caffeinated drinks as far as possible.
- After you reach your destination, try some stretching exercise or go for little walk.
- Avoid taking nap just after journey; spend some time out in sun. It actually helps to get rid of the jet lag.