ON AR­RIVAL

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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.”

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