Honeymoon Jet-Lag Blues
Ahhh…, you’re finally on your flight to your exotic honeymoon location. Lay back and just allow the time to flit by. What you don’t always think of is what happens when your plane lands and you find yourselves in a very different time zone? Jetlag can rob you of one or more days of your trip and wreak havoc with your body. This is hardly what you need when you are just getting to spend quality time with you new spouse. What is jet lag? Your body takes time to catch up to the change in time zones. Although your brain sees that it is getting dark, your body may think it is noon, or the sun may be coming up and your body is telling you to go to bed. You can experience sleepiness during the day and insomnia at night. You may even suffer symptoms such as confusion, hunger at odd times, loss of appetite, confusion and hindered concentration. To top it all, you will more than likely be somewhat irritable for at least a day or two. • Don’t fret, there are some things you can do to reduce the effects of jet lag. • Most important of all, make sure that all your affairs are in order. Make a checklist and check and double check it way before you get to the airport. Plan your trip so that you arrive at the airport with plenty of time to spare. This way you will not be stressed about things that you can control. Anyone who has ever flown knows that there can be stress enough without all the extra avoidable problems. Being relaxed and calm is tantamount to coping with the possible effects of jetlag. If you are highly strung, it may be helpful to take something herbal to keep you tranquil.