Why do we get jet lag?

Jet lag occurs when you travel quickly across time zones and your body’s usual rhythm falls out of sync. We suffer from jet lag when our circadian rhythm (our internal clock that the body uses to manage sleep and wake times) becomes altered or disrupted due to the time difference between the countries you’re travelling to and from.

Jet lag usually only lasts for a short period but the symptoms can be quite unpleasant and disruptive to your routine. It’s usually worse if you travel from west to east and you can also be more susceptible to jet lag if you travel frequently and if you’re older.

Symptoms of jet lag

Jet lag can affect different people in different ways but the most common symptoms include:

  • Headache
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Insomnia & poor quality sleep
  • Brain fog & difficulty concentrating
  • Increased anxiety & irritability
  • Lack of appetite
  • Gastrointestinal conditions like constipation and diarrhoea

Tips for getting over jet lag

Adapt to your new time zone as quickly as possible

One of the best things you can do is leave your old time zone behind you. You’ll have trouble at your new destination if you continue to eat and sleep according to the old time zone. Eat meals and go to bed according to the time of your current place and your internal body clock will adjust more quickly to your new routine.

Use sleep accessories

You may find it difficult to sleep right away according to your new schedule however, by enlisting the help of some sleep accessories, it can make dropping off that little bit easier. A few things that can help you get some shut eye include:

  • noise-cancelling headphones
  • white noise
  • eye masks
  • earplugs
  • meditation tools

If you arrive in your new country and it’s daytime, resist the urge to nap no matter how tired you are.

Stay hydrated

Travelling can be a dehydrating experience as you may not always have access to fresh water or you may actively reduce your water intake to avoid frequent trips to the airport or plane bathroom. But dehydration can make many jet lag symptoms worse such as brain fog, lack of concentration, fatigue, headache and constipation.

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