How To: Handle Jet Lag


If you are traveling, going out of state, or going out of country for your university or holiday, chances are you may be traveling to a different time zone. Time zones can be incredibly annoying - especially if you have never dealt with them before. Just in time for the holidays, this post talks about ways to handle jet lag easily. Typically, I've found that it takes about 2 or 3 days to acclimate to a new time zone (about a day per time zone) and it can be even harder depending on the direction you are traveling in.

The best way that I have found for beating jet lag is making sure that you wake up at the same time each day. This forces your body to get used to the time schedule. Additionally, try to go to sleep at the same time too so that you can get the same amount of sleep each night - it won't be fun the first night but after that it should be okay.

If you are moving back for university try to get in at least a day or two before classes start so that you can get used to the new time zone and make sure you didn't forget anything. Even if you are traveling back home before heading to university, give yourself some time to get used to the time zone before starting classes.

In conclusion - Have fun, take care of yourself during the holidays, and remember to give yourself time to recover before classes start!