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15 Ways to Beat Jet Lag

Traveling overseas is an amazing experience… until you’ve arrived home and are DEAD tired at 1pm. You fall asleep in the most uncomfortable position with all your clothes on and wake up in a pile of your own sweat 10 hours later… wondering how I know this? (No I didn’t read your mind.) Unfortunately, this has happened to me too!

I find jet lag hits the hardest on the way home; when you’re traveling to your destination you’re all pumped up and ready to get on with your adventure… Unlike, when you arrive home you’re already exhausted from traveling around and experiencing amazing adventures!

On top of it all, it’s probably best to give yourself an extra couple days after landing at your destination and/or after your trip just to let any jet lag wear off, so you don’t go to work (or on your adventure) and potentially harm yourself/others!

How can I beat jet lag?!!

Avoid traveling across seas! .. Who am I kidding? ;) There ARE ways to beat Jet lag! Gasp Who knew?!

Thomas Cook created this amazing info-graphic to show you: 15 ways you can beat Jet lag too! (Feel free to Pin it to Pinterest!)

15 Ways To Beat Jetlag Infographic
via Thomas Cook

I truly hope these tips work to help you avoid the dreaded JET LAG! It really is a terrible process to go though; I don’t even wish it on my worst enemy. ;)

Are there any tips or tricks you use to avoid or deal with any jet lag you may experience while abroad? 

Let me know in the comments! I’m sure this will help many people… including myself!


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16 Responses to “15 Ways to Beat Jet Lag”

  1. mar September 19, 2015 at 12:18 am #

    well, thanks to Thomas Cook for this! Although there is little really you can do to beat a 12h time difference (I know this from two weeks of no sleep!) there are small things you can do to fast track the adjustment. Great tips
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    • Dawn Kealing September 19, 2015 at 12:21 am #

      My first jet lag experience was after traveling 12 hours, yuck! I did follow some of these tips and was surprised I was able to recover within two days. :O Maybe I’m just lucky? :)

  2. Marie Hernandez September 19, 2015 at 12:29 am #

    Great tips! I find it so much harder to adjust coming back from the U.S. to Singapore. Many of these tricks really do work!
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  3. Toni | 2 Aussie Travellers September 19, 2015 at 12:32 am #

    I don’t find there’s a whole lot I can do to beat it but keeping hydrated and working with the new timezone immediately for sleep, activity and meals works best for me getting over it as quick as possible
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  4. Tami September 19, 2015 at 1:18 am #

    Great illustrations and information — I’d never thought about dehydration adding to jet lag. I’ll have to remember to take along my favorite water bottle next time.
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  5. Paula McInerney September 19, 2015 at 1:25 am #

    We are sort of used to jet lag, and it tends to hoot us more when we get home. I think when we are arriving we are too excited to bother, though we have had some wide awake experiences at 2am. Drinking lots and lots of water has always helped.
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  6. RaW | Ramble and Wander September 19, 2015 at 2:45 am #

    Great list! I’ve used some of the tricks before and they do work, well, most of the time :) Would definitely be trying some others from the above the next time I fly across different time zones.
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  7. Sarah Ebner September 19, 2015 at 3:03 am #

    Thanks for the very useful advice – I know keeping hydrated helps, but hadn’t thought about changing sleeping patterns before travelling.

  8. Monica September 19, 2015 at 3:53 am #

    I always try to sleep during the flight and it helps a bit (just a bit :) )
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  9. Hugo September 19, 2015 at 6:59 am #

    Great infographic! I always try to adjust my sleep before I go and sometimes during the flights for longer journeys with multiple stops and crazy different timezones.
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  10. biking morocco September 19, 2015 at 9:29 am #

    Thanks for sharing this very interesting and informative article! I really enjoyed reading it! keep the great work! looking forward to reading any other stuff on your blog!

  11. Marta September 19, 2015 at 1:12 pm #

    I am going to print this list out and put it on my fridge: I hate jet leg! I remember coming back from Korea once and was so confused i kept asking my husband: did I really go to Korea? Was it a dream? Not a good feeling :-) I had no idea there were so many things I could do, thanks for sharing!
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  12. Julius @ Traveltipy September 19, 2015 at 1:35 pm #

    I have never been elsewhere than in the EU countries. :) And I have never thought about travelling to other continents. So far I am happy with being here so I am avoiding Jet Lag quite well :)
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  13. Beth | Adventuring the Great Wide Somewhere September 20, 2015 at 1:31 am #

    Thanks for the tips! Such a cute chart, too! I have pretty poor sleeping patterns to begin with…sleeping pills are my friend. I never realized that they can do more harm than good on long-haul flights!
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  14. Natalie Deduck September 20, 2015 at 6:55 am #

    Tks for all te tips!!!
    I always prefer the overnight flights, my “ritual” is: dinner, wine, movie and them I can sleep. As soon I arrive at the destination I follow all the new schedule to get used with the new timezone.
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  15. Kate September 20, 2015 at 3:29 pm #

    Jetlag was bad for me between UK and Australia but not too bad on shorter distances. I think staying hydrated helps and sleeping as well as possible at night-time in your destination time. Great infographic from Thomas Cook, I hadn’t seen this before. Good tips
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