It’s all about light when you reach your destination, Banks says. In other words, getting the right amount at the right time, to reset your circadian rhythm so you’re in synch with the time zone at your destination.
You can enlist the help of devices such as Retimer glasses (re-timer.com). These Google Glass-like frames worn before, during and after a flight, emit UV-free green light at specific times based on where and when you’re flying. There’s also an app for that – Entrain (entrain.math.lsa .umich.edu).
Or keep it simple by taking a walk or having a swim when you arrive.
“If it makes you feel good to get out in a natural environment and connect with your new surroundings by, say, going to the beach, do it,” Banks says.
“We often try to be very scientific about it, but if you do things you find enjoyable that will help you adjust naturally. You’re on holiday after all.”