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Even the most frequent flyers find it difficult to cope with the ill-effects of jet lag. While we love the excitement of going on a holiday to faraway destination, by the time we reach the place, all we want to do is snuggle in bed and sleep thanks to the long flight and time difference. But did you know a few hacks can help you beat jet lag? Read on to know how you can trick your body to behave the way you want and not waste a day just resting for hours. Also Read - World Environment Day 2020: From Planting Trees to Controlling Industrial Waste, 5 Things One Should Continue Doing Post Lockdown Period
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1. Rest well before your flight
Yes, getting some extra sleep before you begin your travel can go a long way in preventing jet lag later. No matter what time your flight is, just get a few extra hours of sleep and your body will thank you for it.
2. Reset your watch
Resetting your watch to your destinations’s time zone will help your body and mind to cope better. You are less likely to fall asleep if you know it isn’t the time to sleep yet.
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3. Don’t fall asleep during the day
If you reach your destination during daytime, do whatever you can to avoid sleeping. Even if you are tired, try and stay awake and call it an early night. This will help your body’s clock to adjust better and quicker.
4. Keep yourself hydrated
You may be tempted to guzzle free drinks during the flight but don’t forget to drink enough water. Keeping yourself hydrated will improve blood circulation and prevent jet lag. Even on the flight, move around a few times especially if it is a long flight.
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5. Pop a melatonin
This pill helps ease insomnia and the effects of jet leg. Pop one before your flight and chances are you won’t be jet-lagged. But don’t overdo it as that can have side-effects.
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