Published 20 December 2017 Category: Compass Tips

Beating Jetlag When Travelling On Business

Whether you’re a frequent flyer, or about to embark on an eagerly anticipated holiday – we’re sure you’re eager to know how to get over jet lag. There’s no way to completely avoid the effects of flying into new time-zones, but the good news is there are ways to minimise them. So read on and find out how to get over jet lag! Entrepreneurs, we hope you’re all ears.

What is jet lag?
Jet lag is a temporary sleep disorder caused by our internal body clocks being disrupted by flying across multiple time zones. Our bodies are accustomed to sleeping and eating at certain times, and when these cycles are broken it can lead to some unpleasant symptoms.

The Symptoms
Entrepreneurs are no doubt familiar with jet lag, and know that it leaves anyone feeling pretty lousy. The most common symptoms of jet lag are fatigue, insomnia, irritability, dehydration, headaches, loss of appetite and nausea.

How long does jet lag last?
It will vary from person to person, and the number of time zones you are flying through. Obviously the more time zones you cross, the more your body clock needs to readjust – and therefore the symptoms of jet lag will be worse.

As a general rule of thumb however – if you’re flying a long distance, jet lag can last for up to 4-6 days.

When travelling eastwards, you can expect your jet lag to be more pronounced, and also to take longer to recover from. This is because when you travel eastwards, the days are shortened. This is more difficult for our internal body clock’s to catch up with and adjust to.

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