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Ways to Keep Jetlag from Affecting Your Sleep

Posted by Nirmala N.

1) Before traveling, try to adjust your sleeping habits so they fit the destination time zone.

2) Try to avoid napping too much while you're on the plane; instead, try to keep yourself busy with books, in-flight films, and of course, getting up and walking around the cabin.

3) Drink lots of water to prevent dehydration, which makes it harder for your body to adjust to a new time zone.

4) Daylight can be enough to reset your internal clock, so try to take a one-hour walk right after waking up in the morning.

5) Avoid lots of caffeine or tobacco.

6) Practice proper sleep habits while you're on your trip--that means few naps and getting 6-8 hours of sleep each night.

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Also eat meals during local time. I'm lucky and tend not to get jetlat (recently got back from Israel and was able to adjust right away). Another great tip is to trick your mind by setting your watch to local time. Safe travels! :)
So I was in the hospital this weekend (long story) and the doc told me that if you're on a flight longer than an hour, you gotta move your feet - walk down the aisle - it prevents blood from pooling and avoids blood clots which can lead to stroke!
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