WEARING SUNGLASSES, AND OTHER WAYS TO BEAT JETLAG
WEAR SUNGLASSES AHEAD OF YOUR FLIGHT Your circadian rhythms respond to your eyes detecting light. Controlling your exposure in the days leading up to your flight can, when done in time with your destination clock, help you adjust more easily to a new time zone. USE TECHNOLOGY Glasses that provide exposure to mimicked daylight have gone on the market – although at Dh1,000 they don’t come cheap. There are also websites that allow you to enter your flight details and receive specific plans for beating jetlag. CHECK IN ONLINE Stress reduces our chance of restorative sleep and lack of sleep can result in jetlag – so do what you can to stay calm in transit. Checking in ahead of arriving at the airport and knowing your destination hotel can ease worries. EXERCISE MID-AIR Take walks, do arm exercises, stretch regularly. Keeping your body active while you’re flying will keep the blood circulating, which helps fight fatigue and other ailments. STAY ON HOME TIME If it’s a short trip and it’s convenient, some experts suggest simply staying on your home clock and time, eating and sleeping to occur as they would here in the UAE.