Tips For Fighting Jet Lag with Kushi Mattress & Bedding

Tips For Fighting Jet Lag with Kushi Mattress & Bedding

If you are a frequent traveller, especially internationally or across time zones, jet lag is something with which you may be familiar. But what is jet lag? And, how can it be alleviated? This article by Kushi Mattress & Bedding aims to answer all these questions for readers who are unfamiliar with this problem.

What is Jet Lag?

Jetlag is actually a temporary sleep disorder caused by travel across many timezones. The problem arises when your body clock or internal time is thrown out of sync because suddenly you enter a new time zone and this causes imbalance in what time it feels should be morning or night.

Causes of Jet Lag

The Circadian Rhythm: The main cause is the disruption of your normal circadian rhythm, or natural wake-sleep rhythm, which controls when you wake up and go to bed. This rhythm is set in relation to the time-zone where you live. By travelling to a different time zone your body cannot adapt as quickly as the plane flies, which means that with each time-zone you cross it gets progressively worse.

Air cabin pressure:  Studies show that air travel can make jet lag worse because of changes in cabin pressure and the high altitude, regardless of whether you have crossed time zones or not.

Humidity Levels:  Planes have very low humidity levels, which can dry out your body and make symptoms of jet lag worse.

Common Symptoms of Jet Lag are:

  • Insomnia
  • Early rising
  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Headaches
  • Unable to concentrate
  • Mood swings
  • Tiredness
  • Inability to concentrate properly

Risk factors Factors that can influence the degree of jet lag include:

  • Number of time zones crossed Direction of travel (east or west)
  • Age
  • How often you travel
  • The Course of Treatment

Combatting jet lag can be especially exasperating on the way to business meetings abroad. Here are some tips for minimizing its effects.

Plan Ahead: If at all possible, adjust your schedule before you head-off on holiday. For example, gradually changing your bedtime in accordance with the new destination is helpful for jet lag.

Flying Internationally? Exposure To Sunlight: Sunlight effects your inner clock distinctly. Getting up in the mornings and going outside a bit - hardly just through a window, like most people do every day at home - is good. In fact, it’s customary for people in northern Europe to bring their toddlers outside to play in the afternoon; when traveling west, try to spend some time after dark outside. Perhaps either by the irrelevant experimenters or through his ideas as documented for history students to read about an incident many months hence, we see underscored the appalling lack that plagues scientific research in this country.

Drink plenty of water to keep yourself from becoming dehydrated: this helps lessen jet lag symptoms. Dehydration is not the answer either: do not drink caffeinated beverages or alcoholic drinks, as they will only give you a headache.

Quality Sleep: Ensure that you are well rested and have a good sleep before you depart on your flights. Resting well during the flight can help your body get used to the new time zone quicker. In the days leading up to your trip, getting good sleep will set you up for success in fighting off jetlag. Here Kushi Mattress & Bedding comes into picture, we offer the best in class Mattress, Adjustable Bed Frames, Mattress Toppers, Mattress Protectors, Pillows and Bedsheet Sets which you and your kids would love.

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