Travelling is a great activity for those looking for new landscapes, things to learn, and places to explore, but some aspects of it can be a burden for any traveler, especially an inexperienced one. One of the drawbacks of travelling long distances is the onset of jet lag, which MedicineNet describes as a “temporary disorder that causes fatigue, insomnia, and other symptoms as a result of air travel across time zones.”
Jet lag is the disruption of one’s circadian rhythm, otherwise known as the internal body clock, but it can affect more than just your sleeping patterns. Your body temperature, blood pressure, hormone regulation, and metabolism can also take a turn for the worse during this period. And while jet lag may commonly last for only a few hours or days, there have been cases of it lasting for a longer while and becoming a more serious medical concern with how vulnerable the immune system can become in this stage.
Luckily, jet lag is something that can be avoided with the proper methods. Here are 5 simple yet effective tips you can use to avoid jet lag on your next long-distance trip, as seen in this infographic by Hyryde.
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