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My Secret Jet Lag Cure + 13 More Helpful Tips To Recover From A Flight

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If you’ve never experienced jet lag before, then you’re in for a rough time. It’s a Twilight Zone place of mental and bodily confusion and there is no one adequate jet lag cure that fixes every person.

You’re waking up when you should be sleeping, and nodding off mid-conversation to your boss at work.

And this is six days after you touched down.

We were so jetlagged in Paris

If you’ve just landed after a long-haul flight and you constantly feel wired and on edge, your words get confused and you cannot see properly, let alone think through the fog, then this guide is for you.

In this guide, I’ve shared my cure for jet lag that works, every time! Plus, I’ve shared some other helpful tips for getting over jet lag.

Go take a look!

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What is jet lag and how do you get it?

caz flying in a helicopter with friends
No jet lag from a helicopter. Just a fun photo to use

But first, in order to get over jet lag, you must first discover if what you are feeling actually is jet lag and not some bug you’ve picked up on your vacation.

Jet lag can be defined as an extreme tiredness and fatigue and presents other physical effects, like memory lapses.

Jet lag is felt by a person after a long flight across several time zones, which disrupts the body’s 24 hour rhythm.

The combination of lack of oxygen, high altitude, and lack of movement, also increases your chance of getting jet lag.

sleeping in planes

Essentially, traveling disrupts your body clock. It effects not only your body temperature but also your hormones, so some people may feel low mood and irritability or mood swings when they are jet lagged too.

Other symptoms of jet lag are headaches, insomnia, low concentration, lack of concentration, nausea, anxiety, lack of appetite, and even an upset stomach such as constipation or diarrhea.

It can take a few days to a few weeks for your body to adjust to a new time zone when flying. This can make things difficult if you are bouncing from time zone to time zone in a short period of time.

If you are flying long distances, and multiple flights over a short period of time, jet lag can destroy you and you’ll need a jet lag cure that works!

When is jet lag worse?

Waianapanapa (black sand beach) on the Road to Hana in Maui, Hawaii
Waianapanapa (black sand beach)

I find the jet lag hits me worse traveling East. I always get slammed flying from Australia to

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