Hydration is key, so drink lots of water when on the plane and unless celebrating, avoid alcohol and caffeine. Setting your watch to the time zone of your destination also helps mentally prepare you where you’re going and physically, you begin to act, sleep and eat accordingly, which helps with the jet lag.
Avoid eating out of boredom! Try to eat light during the flight and stay away from the heavier stuff like sauces, proteins and carbs. Fruits are best! Sitting for a 12 hour flight doesn’t burn that much energy!
Customizing your sleep-wake rhythm really makes a difference. For instance, if you’re flying east you’ll want to go to sleep on the plane. So get some cozy clothes, put some earplugs and a sleep mask to avoid being disturbed by the surrounding noise and light. When it comes to traveling west, you’ll want to make sure you stay awake. One thing to do is find an airline with a good entertainment program or prepare yourself with some good readings.
Since we are big fans of supplements, we found Melatonin to help while adjusting to jet lag. It’s a natural hormone produced by your brain that tells your body to go to sleep. This supplement helps you to get the sleepy phase easier and faster.
Unfortunately there is no single, universal trick you can use against jet lag but the recommendations featured here will help you reduce the symptoms for sure.