When you work third shifts, your body clock can get confused after a while because you’re awake and working while everyone else is sleeping, and vice versa. But when you fly through multiple time zones at once, that confusion evolves into going haywire, which some people simply call jet lag.
Fixing The Clock
Jet lag usually surfaces when you get on a plane at one side of the world and get off of it at the other. Instead of doing things on a 24-hours-per-day schedule, you suddenly moved your watch six hours ahead and your body and mind go into a state of virtual anarchy.
For most people, jet lag is a synonym to a ‘ruined first day of the trip’.
However, it doesn’t have to be this way, as there are a couple of things you can do before and after you get off that plane that will help you squelch jet lag as fast as possible.
First things first – be well rested before you leave.
Whether you like flying or not, traversing half the world in the matter of a couple of hours is always stressful, so make sure you’re physically and mentally ready to fly.
It would be wise to rest during the flight. Take this time to relax or even take a nap, because if you’re arriving at your destination in the morning, you’ll want to be up and running the rest of the day instead of being exhausted from the trip.
Finally, you have the jet lag cures. It’s not that we would encourage drugging yourself out of the jet lag, but sometimes nothing else can help like sleeping pills can. Forcing yourself to sleep might help you get adjusted to the local time, so if nothing else works, go for it.