As exciting as frequent flying can be, there are some downsides, mainly jet lag.
I asked frequent flyer Keith McNamara, CEO of LandRoller, Inc. what method he uses – “I think try to get up reasonably early and stay up all day (no naps). Or take a pill in the evening. Ambien works!”
Jet lag occurs when we travel through several time zones and then experience daylight at the “wrong time”, which upsets our body clock. Traveling from West to East worsens jet lag because it is more difficult for the body to adapt to a shorter day.
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BEFORE TRAVELING ACROSS TIME ZONES:
- Make sure you’re well rested before you’re flight, and sleep on the flight if it’s overnight.
- If traveling East, get up and go to bed earlier a few days before travel and vice versa for those traveling Westward. Eat and sleep according to your destination’s local time on the flight.
About Tai Yuni
I am here to introduce you to tips and tricks on living the ultimate gyp-set lifestyle. I have been globetrotting since day one – and not always with sufficient means to do so – but international travel and living in different countries is my passion. And if a little luxury is thrown in there, all the better. – Tai Yuni
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