Usually, when someone plans a big trip, they look forward to it for weeks. However, the time difference can be a major shock to the system. If travelers don’t deal with it properly, they can end up missing out on some of the fun. To make sure your travel experiences aren’t tainted by jet lag, use this guide to reset your sleep cycle on the go. Don’t Nap Naps are the enemy of changing your sleep schedule. When you arrive at your destination, immediately change your watch to local time. Then, go to sleep when you normally would, even if that means staying up longer or going to bed early in reference to when you got up that morning. If you need help staying awake, you can use some caffeine but don’t overdo it. Avoid drinking any caffeine once evening hits. For those who need help falling asleep earlier than normal, consider doing a rigorous workout during the day and reading a boring book in bed to help you fall asleep. Create a Sleepy Setting Once it’s time to go to bed, you’ll want to increase your chances of getting a good night’s rest by creating the ideal sleep environment. Here are a few tips:
- Block out all light from your bedroom.
- If you like white noise, use an app on your phone or turn on a fan.
- If you need silence, use earplugs.
- Use comfortable travel pajamas and bedding.