As a jet-setting pilot with an insatiable thirst for adventure (and a monkey with a foot fetish), I’ve learned a thing or two about beating jet lag.
Top Tips For Overcoming Jet Lag – That Pesky Time-Zone Hopping Fatigue
- Hydration is key, especially at 30,000 feet where the air is drier than my ex’s sense of humor. I guzzle H2O like it’s going out of style.
- Sleep is a precious commodity, and I guard it fiercely (when the monkey isn’t licking my toes, that is). I make sure to catch some Z’s in the days leading up to my trip, and on the plane if possible.
- Booze and caffeine are the enemies of a sound slumber, so I avoid them like the plague during flights. Boring but effective to kicking jet lag’s butt.
- Adjusting my sleep schedule before a trip is crucial. I gradually shift my bedtime and wake-up time to match my destination’s time zone and beat jet lag. It’s like tricking my body into thinking it’s already there.
- When I arrive at my destination, I seek out the sun like a vampire on the prowl. Natural light exposure helps regulate my body’s internal clock, and it’s a great excuse to soak up some vitamin D.
- Exercise is a great way to combat jet lag fatigue and improve sleep quality. I go for a walk or do some light stretching to get the blood pumping.
- If all else fails, I turn to melatonin or other sleep aids to help me drift off at my destination. But always check with a doctor before popping any pills!
So there you have it – my secret weapons for defeating jet lag. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a monkey to attend to… and by attend to, I mean keep from licking my feet.