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Professional Tips Against Jet Lag
by: Marcus Hochstadt
First of all please notice that some explanations in my article are from a
“viewpoint” of European Times. You’ll know what I mean when you read my article.
AND I am German and have some misspelled words, grammar and phrases. I’m still
developing my skills, but just don’t look at this, look at the content itself,
and you’ll be happy. ;-)
So go ahead now, I just want you to recognize it. ;-)
The biological clock of the body needs a while after a journey into another time
belt, in order to adjust itself to the new rhythm. Physical and mental symptoms
can occur here such as headache, listlessness or nausea, but none jet lag must
be helplessly delivered.
Daylight helps itself the cells, automatically to program on "Day". When you fly
in direction to the east, for example to Thailand, it might be harder for you -
you lose several hours. In order to prepare some days in advance for the new
sleep rhythm, you should spend some time in the daylight in the early evening.
During the flight it is advisable to sleep in advance. Then the adjustment goes
When you travel toward the west, approximately to the USA, you’ll have it
easier. Nevertheless you should try to plan its arrival around noon time to get
the brightest light of the day. Important appointments or activities at the
arrival place you should plan at the time of day, at which you are most awake:
After a flight in direction to the east in the evening, after a flight in
direction to the west in the morning.
Sleep on board
Many humans have problems to fall asleep on the tiny seat in the airplane.
Therefore in such a way some seizes to sleep pills or tranquilizers. This
unnatural interference into the bio rhythm of the body affects negatively to
your adjustment at recent time conditions.
It is healthier to create yourself in the airplane as good sleep conditions as
possible: Take yourself an inflatable neck cushion and an eye mask in the
airplane. Some airlines distribute themselves these implements on board, but you
shouldn’t rely on it however.
Since feet often swell on a flight, it is advisable to take your shoes off and
to carry yourself on a warm cosy pair of socks. Even if you feel yourself it’s
not cold, you should cover yourselves before falling asleep with a light cover
(you’ll get one by all long distance flights), so that you do not wake up
freezing and protect yourself from a cold!
I for myself know what I’m talking about. I have seen many people who
underestimated this point and had a cold at their additional days after their
Never drink alcohol as your “falling-asleep-assistance”
Tiny alcohol bottles on board often used as a falling asleep assistance during
the flight. In the airplane these affect however - exactly the same as
tranquilizers - three times as strongly as down on the earth! If you are
suffering from fear of flight you should avoid alcohol here, since psychological
symptoms can occur such as aggression or depression (however, this is an
extensive subject. I will post an article about this in the future. For now I
focus on “jet lag”).
In addition alcohol supports the drainage of the body, which particularly begins
fast on long distance flights. As consequence headache and listlessness appear.
The air within an airplane is often drier than in the desert! While the air
humidity of the Sahara amounts to about 20 per cent, it occurs at long distance
flights that it falls below the ten-per cent border. Therefore you should drink
much water during, before and after the flight.
Professionals take beverages themselves
In many cases the water on board isn’t particularly good-tasting and is served
in containers by the size of an egg cup. You won’t to constantly trouble a
flight attendant with your desires. Therefore take yourself also a large bottle
of your preferential mineral water on board.
Last but not least: my most important advice
To the complete habituation time of your body the following rule of thumb
One day per hour time lag. With a difference of six hours that would be six
days, until the biological clock of the body ticks in conformity with the time
belt. When you then precautionary go to bed one our earlier/later per day, your
body get used to the new daytime.
Enjoy your trip to Germany!
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About The Author
Marcus Hochstadt has travelled extensively to countries and continents like the
USA (3 times), Brazil, Thailand, Afrika and, of course, Europe.
In Germany itself he knows in almost each city the points of REAL interest and
gives you insider shortcuts on his daily growing website
www.smart-travel-germany.com for free.
Watch out for his free valuable "Help-By-Step" System and its 6 uncovered
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