MY TRIED AND TRUE METHOD FOR AVOIDING JET LAG

Greetings from Lake Arrowhead. I’m home for a short while before we head off to California Wine Country in 2 weeks. I do a good deal of traveling and don’t let a lot of grass grow under my feet between trips, which are often to different time zones. And I hate the thought of missing even a few hours of a trip due to jet lag or arriving home feeling like I need another vacation from my vacation. So, over the years I’ve developed my tried and true method for avoiding jet lag and I thought it was time I shared it with you.

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Don’t Leave Home Without it!

NO JET LAG is my essential, tried and true method that has worked every single time I’ve used it. I know, it’s pretty unbelievable, but these little homeopathic tablets REALLY DO WORK!  The manufacturer claims that it corrects disruptions to the body clock rhythm and that its effectiveness has been proven scientifically. All I know is that it works, as amazing as that sounds. You pack it in your carryon and pop the little pills as directed throughout your flight. It doesn’t prevent you from sleeping on the plane and it doesn’t speed you up. You arrive at your destination feeling good. Try it, you’ll be glad you did. You can thank me later:)

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Down The Hatch

Even if you are flying first class, don’t be tempted by inflight cocktails. Try to limit yourself to one glass of wine for the duration of your flight. If you’re flying at night, try to have that glass of wine just before you plan to try and sleep on the plane. If you’re like me, alcohol makes me sleepy, and even though I’m usually not able to sleep much on planes, a night cap helps me get a little cat nap.

Instead of consuming alcohol, make sure you down plenty of H2O while airborne. Dehydration leads to headaches, making sleep even more fleeting.

Herbal tea can also help sooth you to sleep on a plane. I throw a few packets of my favorite herbal tea in my carryon and ask the flight attendant for hot water. In fact, my alltime favorite tea is Bigelow’s Cranberry Apple. The very first time I had it was on an Alaska Airlines flight. I loved it so much I saved the wrapper so I could find it when I got home. After an exhaustive search at all my local supermarkets I finally figured out that it is not sold at retail. It’s a food service item for Bigelow, who only sells it institutionally to restaurants. That said, I was able to find it here on Amazon where I order it in bulk. It’s really delicious! I also use it to make iced tea.

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Acclimate to the Time Zone You’re In

No matter what time it is for you when you arrive at your destination, don’t go to sleep until it is your normal bedtime hour in the new time zone.  I know you may be dying to take a nap but avoid doing so until it’s bedtime in your new time zone. Force yourself to stay awake by taking a walk and staying as active as you can. The jet lag kiss of death and a sure way to feel terrible for the next few days would be to go to sleep before it’s time.

Eat at Times Appropriate to the Time Zone You’re In

Even if you’re not hungry, try to eat when it’s time to eat in your NEW time zone. Eat a healthy breakfast in the morning and avoid a heavy meal before bedtime. Eating at the appropriate time works wonders in helping to acclimate.

Pop Another Pill

When it finally is time to go to bed force yourself to sleep during the normal hours of night in your new time zone. I do this by popping another pill. This time I use Costco’s Kirkland Signature Sleep Aid. This little pill puts me to sleep in about 15 minutes and I awake about 7 hours later feeling refreshed. I have tried lots of other over-the-counter sleeping pills and most of them leave me feeling groggy. Not these little pills, they work like a charm.

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So there you have it: MY TRIED AND TRUE METHOD FOR AVOIDING JET LAG

Next time you travel give my tips a try. Then let me know how it worked for you!

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Comments

  • Emilie Raffa

    This is fantastic, Celia. You’re making me want to go on vacation! I’m going to look for that tea 🙂

  • I think you’ll like the tea Emilie. I served it to my girlfriends and they loved it so much I had to give each one of them a box from my stash. I buy them in a 6 pack so I had enough to share. Now they order their own on Amazon! Let me know how you like it.