With the holidays come lots of travel, whether you’re visiting family and friends or simply taking a vacation. If you are going to a different time zone or planning a trip across the world, jet lag can take a serious toll on many travelers during this time of the year. When you experience a time zone change, it can have serious repercussions on your body. We are equipped with internal clocks, which signal your body for sleep, so when we travel to different areas of the world, they are still synced to our original time zones.
What is jet lag?
Jet lag occurs during periods of travel and is usually the result of crossing several time zones in a short period of time, without allowing the body to adjust to the change. With this, often people experience difficulties with sleep as it throws off their circadian rhythm. Symptoms can include everything from trouble falling asleep, staying awake, or waking up throughout the night. Other side effects one can experience are stomach issues, fatigue, trouble concentrating, and elevated stress levels.
What can I do to avoid jet lag?
If you’re traveling for the holidays, you want to avoid jet lag as much as possible so it doesn’t put a damper on your celebrations. Here are five ways to effectively handle jet lag so your holidays can be merry and bright:
Wherever you end up this holiday season, be safe and enjoy the festivities with your family and loved ones! From everyone at Warm Things, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
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