How To Manage Jet-Lag

The time difference is the consequence of the crossing of several time zones. Three hours of lag will be enough to make you feel biological disorders. Several days will be necessary to fully recover your sensations. The best known of the disorders is of course the problems encountered in the sleep but do not neglect digestive disorders, vomiting or even headaches.

Crossing time zones

It is now known that trips from East to West are the most tiring. Flying north or south will not involve major inconvenience (time does not change or little).

Children under the age of three suffer little from jet lag, no doubt thanks to their extraordinary ability to adapt!

Anticipate and manage jet lag when you arrive on the plane

Put yourself in the bath by passing at the time of the country in which you go. During the flight, avoid alcoholic drinks and exciting (coffee, alcohol, tobacco) or sleeping pills that will only disrupt your internal clock. Take a moment to sleep making sure you do not get woken up. Do not hesitate to use the masks and earplugs provided in the plane for more tranquility. This rest in the airplane will favor the damping of the “shock” once arrived.

Manage jet lag on arrival

Nothing beats the natural methods to shock you. It all starts with physical activity. The more you go to the East, the more you will need to sleep sooner, so practicing sports early in the day will be the best way to achieve it. If, on the other hand, you need to sleep later, then push the sports session in the evening for renewed energy. If you are in the east, sun exposure in the morning is recommended, if you are in the west, prefer sunbathing in the afternoon.


If you are traveling east, sleep an hour or two earlier the day before your departure. To the west, lie down an hour or two later.