While traveling is SO MUCH FUN, it also can come with the unwanted side effect of jet lag. I have a few tips I want to share on how to get over jet lag.
Jet lag is defined as the disruption of normal sleep patterns experienced while the body adjusts to rapid changes in daylight and nighttime hours when flying to different areas of the world.
I, of course, chose two of the furthest countries from each other (Australia and the USA) to live, so this has become a topic I frequent often.
There’s nothing worse than getting to your destination, feeling groggy and having a strange out-of-body experience because you aren’t sure which time zone you are in.
The effects of jet lag are usually greater if you are going from west to east (1).
- When you fly east, the number of days it takes to get over jet lag will be about 2/3 the number of time zones you cross.
- Ex) If you cross 6 time zones, it will take you about 4 days to recover.
- When you fly west, the number of days to get over jet lag equals about 1/2 the number of time zones.
- Ex) If you cross 6 time zones, it will take you 3 days to recover.
Watch the video below to hear my tips on how to get over jet lag. Keep reading if you want a more indepth look!