Home remedies to cure Jet Lag - Getting back to regular schedule after a travel trip!
Jet Lag (or desynchronosis) refers to a temporary condition which is experienced by individuals after air travel across different time zones. Hypothalamus present in the brain works as an alarm watch, controlling and activating various body functions such as hunger, sleep, thirst, etc. as per the time timetable to which a person is adapted. Optic nerve fibers in eyes transmit the acuity of darkness or light to time managing department of hypothalamus which is then directed to the body to proceed accordingly.
However if an individual, who travels to different time zones, visualizes dusk or dawn later or earlier than accustomed, hypothalamus shows certain signs of non-adjustment. In this way, jetlag occurs. It can lead to any of the temporary disorders like insomnia, fatigue, lack of concentration, constipation, loss of hunger, dehydration, irritability, fuzziness, headache, discomfort in feet and legs, mild fever, anxiety, laziness etc.
Few tips to prevent Jet Lag
The real solution to reduce bad effects of jet lag is to start taking preventive measures when one has to travel in planes.
Before travelling in plane, drink large quantity of fluids.
Try to avoid air travel when one is already suffering from flu, cold etc.
Take proper sleep before travel.
Avoid caffeine and alcohol during journey.
Consume heavy diet 2 to 3 days before air travel, but it’s better to have fast on the day of traveling.
High protein food products during flight help in making an individual energetic and aware.
Home remedies to treat Jet Lag
Drink lot of water during flight; try to take one glass every hour.
Take ½ cup of water and add few drops rosemary oil in it.
Drink this mixture. It really helps in eliminating jetlag.
Having valerian tea also treats many symptoms of the problem.
Take sufficient sun bath during day time.
Try consuming lot of juices while travelling, this keeps the body hydrated and refreshed.
During long breaks in the journey, consider taking showers. It reduces the chance of jet lags.
Once an individual sits on the chair in the plane, put off the shoes and stretch the legs to release pressure from the feet. Perform easy stretching exercises on the seat.
After arriving at the destination, take walk for some time. If there is some gym or pool in the hotel where individual is going to stay, perform some exercises. It helps to prevent several jetlag symptoms.
In short, plenty of rest, healthy diet and exercise are really important to solve the problem.
In addition to these preventive measures and remedies mentioned above, some natural supplements are also becoming popular to reduce the effects of Jetlag. Find out supplements that contain herbs such as Lavender, Echinacea, Melatonin, Chamomile and Valerian roots for better results. While choosing any supplements, make sure to study all precautions and warnings mentioned on the package. It is good to consult doctor before taking any of these supplements.