Travel tips: Seven ways to decrease the effects of jet lag
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Jet lag can be a killer. It’s one of the most unpleasant parts about travelling. Whether you are travelling for business, are on your way to your favourite vacation spot or are returning home after a long trip, jet lag can have an impact on even the most seasoned travellers.
One of the misconceptions about jet lag is that travellers only experience the effects of it when taking a long trip. In fact, you may experience jet lag even on a short trip, especially if you cross multiple time zones.
“You don’t have to travel to Beijing to get jet-lagged. Don’t believe us? Fly from New York to Denver and back in three days and see how you feel over the next week. The truth is, for every time zone change, you need a day to recover. So flying from New York to London can put you off base for six days (every hour of flying time approximates one time zone),” according to Reader’s Digest.
Although you cannot completely avoid feeling jet-lagged, there are some things you can do to minimize the effects of jet lag when you travel: