Eat to Beat Jet Lag

Hmm… Not sure if this will work or not, but it’s worth a shot! I won’t have much trouble flying to Europe, as I’m pretty awesome at sleeping on planes, but I know my mom has a lot of anxiety about flying and might not be able to sleep on the overnight flight. I think I’ll pass this along to her to see if it helps her!

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Where was this when I needed it?  I have had a week of complete blur since I got off the plane from Europe!  I did everything I tell people to do and STILL got hit between the eyes with Jet Lag!!!!

 

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  1. I like “reset my body clock” before I go to Europe. A week or two before my departure, I start waking up progressively earlier, so that by the day of my departure I’m up between 3 and 4 in the morning, which is between 9 and 10 in morning in most of Europe. It helps a bit. I think the biggest problems with flights to Europe is that they’re so short. You can’t get a good nights sleep between dinner and breakfast. Flying to the Middle East is great, in 14 hours you can get a full night’s sleep, and you usually arrive in the afternoon. Just in time to wander around your destination in a daze before going to sleep in a bed. I didn’t even get jetlag when I went to Jordan this fall.

    • Oh wow – I like your idea of resetting your body clock by waking up progressively earlier, but that sounds nearly impossible, knowing myself! Normally, it’s all I can do to get myself out of bed and to the car by 7:30am to get to work on time!

      I think the 7 hour flight to Europe will be eased a little by the fact that when we get there, it will still be the middle of the day, so we’ll have some sunlight to adjust.

  2. You’re lucky you sleep well on planes! This sounds like an interesting plan – eating to beat jetlag… I’ll try anything! Setting your body clock back, getting sunlight on arrival and staying up as late as you can on your first day works too. I generally find flying East-ward is when I get hit with jet lag the hardest! Safe travels!

    • Yeah, I think going from the US to Europe will be pretty easy – we’ll be tired from a long flight, but 11pm in Europe will only be like 5pm here. Going back I’ll be more concerned, though I’ll probably just take a nap on the plane.

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