Get your body back in sync.
Traveling to new locations can be exciting but more often than not, changing over even one time zone can be enough to create chaos with your sleep. The disorienting impact of what we call jetlag, is actually just a problem with our circadian rhythm. The synchronization of our sleep/wake patterns is controlled by this, and jetlag, also known as desynchronosis, is really just a fancy way of saying that our body is “out of sync.”
The effects of jetlag can last for quite a while depending on how many time zones you are crossing. The body can typically adjust to 1 to 2 time zones every 24 hours. Hence, if you crossed 6 time zones, you might expect to feel the ill effects for 3 to 5 days. This could mean you end up spending most of your vacation walking around in the bleak haze of jetlag, only to adjust to your new time zone just in time to go home again.
Fear not however, we’ve compiled a list of things you can do to lessen the impact of jetlag.
1. Prepare for your trip in advance by getting enough sleep.
2. Start operating in your new time zone as soon as possible.
3. Once you arrive, get out into the sunlight. Getting a bit of exercise and sunshine early on will help you adapt.
4. Drink lots of water. Staying well hydrated will help all of your body’s functions adapt faster.
5. Bring things to make sleeping in a strange bed with new noises and other environmental distractions more bearable. A sleep mask and earplugs are a must, but you might also like your own pillowcase, an essential oil relaxation spray for your pillow or a white noise machine.
6. Take RestoreZ, the only product on the market that is formulated to nutritionally support your circadian rhythm and to help you adapt quickly. RestoreZ has four circadian health products that include: Stay Asleep, Fall Asleep, Deep Asleep and Power Nap. For extra help during travel, take Deep Asleep 20-30 minutes before your desired sleep time in your new time zone. You can take it for up to a week to help you get back in sync in your new time zone.