Have you experienced flying in four time zones, wishing you could fall asleep but your body won’t? If you do, you have probably felt a strong headache, exhausted, cranky and behaves like a toddler with full of tantrums.
That’s jet lag. Doctors would advise the effective sleeping pill. And why not? That would be the most convenient solution right? But naturopathic doctors would advise against it.
Apparently, it will just cause make matters worse for yourself. Sleeping pills could only cause hangover. Everybody knows what a hangover is. It’s a leftover dose of daytime grogginess from a sedative like the sleeping pill.
The main cause of jet lag us the disruption of the body’s internal clock, which regulates the body’s internal clock, which regulates the sleep-wake cycle.
Taking a pill might even make it harder for you to fall asleep the next day. There are a lot of non drug remedies to clear up the symptoms of jet lag.
Let the sun reset your internal clock. When you travel from east to west, take a walk outside for about an hour to get a dose of the bright light in the evening. It will help in delaying the sleep wake cycle, allowing you to go to bed and wake up later.
Travelling from west to east, you must take a walk for an hour or two in the morning, to help shift your body to an earlier bedtime.
Heard about melatonin? It’s a natural hormone that can help reset the sleep-wake cycle. But be careful in the dose. It is recommended that you only take 500 micrograms and take it a day before the trip.
How about the destination diet? It is advised that when you go from a cold to a warm climate destination, eat the foods that will be found on your destination at least 3 days before the trip.
It helps the body adapt quickly to the new climate. Always stay hydrated because the air in the airplanes is dry and drinking plenty f fluids will prevent dehydration.
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