15 Smart Ways to Beat Jet Lag

No one wants to sleep through a vacation — or sit wide awake at night — but jet lag can do just that. Before flying away this summer, consider these 15 not-so-obvious ways to beat jet lag, and enjoy every precious hour of your vacation time.

15 Ways to Beat Jet Lag

15 Ways to Beat Jet Lag [Infographic] by the team at Thomas Cook

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50 comments

Janet B.
Janet B.2 years ago

Thanks

Anteater Ants
Anteater Ants2 years ago

16. Don't fly. LOL!

Alexandra G.
Alexandra G.2 years ago

thanks for good advice

Manuela C.
Manuela C.2 years ago

Thanks.

Jessica K.
Jessica K.2 years ago

I had several plane trips over long distance and several time zones, and although no one necessarily recommends it I slept on the plane as much as I could. The one time I didn't I tried to time it because I was landing in the nighttime, and that was the one time I got major jet lag. So sleeping it off on the plane works for me. Thanks.

Diane Wayne
Diane Wayne2 years ago

MAKE SURE YOU KEEP HYDRATED ON THE AIRPLANE AND CONSUME NO ALCOHOL OR CAFFINATED BEVERAGES WHILE FLYING.
MINIMUM 2 HOURS OF SUNLIGHT IN YOUR NEW DESTINATION TO HELP WITH THE TIME CHANGE AND LIGHT LOSS.
ALSO THERE IS AN ARTICLE HERE ON CARE2 THIS WEEK TELLING HOW GINGER IS ALSO GOOD FOR JET LAG.
BON VOYAGE!

Dimitris Dallis
Past Member 2 years ago

Thank you. So far I don't have any problem :)

Maureen Hawkins
Maureen Hawkins2 years ago

PS: I'm 68, so the sleeping pill works fine even if you are over 60.

Maureen Hawkins
Maureen Hawkins2 years ago

I travel fairly often from a city near the Rockies to the British Isles, & I never have jet lag when I reach the British Isles. I ask my doctor to prescribe a single sleeping pill (usually, he gives me a free sample) and I take it as soon as the plane leaves the ground. When the plane lands, I've had a good night's rest & I'm on local time because it is their morning I wake up to. I do the same traveling back & it helps a lot but doesn't totally protect me from jet lag.

Luna starr
luna starr2 years ago

Good luck Catherine;we had it when we went to Ireland