I imagine some of you will be heading to far-off lands for the Christmas holidays, or maybe even before - a New York shopping trip maybe? A break to some winter sun? I know our very own JD is off to Dubai… but what about the effects jet-lag can have on a holiday?
At best, jet-lag means a couple of days spent feeling pretty shattered. However, at worst, jet-lag can cause indigestion, memory loss, difficulty concentrating and headaches. Not a great start to your ‘wonderful holiday’!!
Depending who you seek, there are varying preventative measures to stop jet-lag following you off the plane at your destination. I’m not going to list them all, but here are my tried and tested Top Two:
Hydration is definitely in the top three - we all know drinking lost of water is great for headaches and generally keeping the system revitalized - this works in the same way for jet-lag; your body is working hard to keep things ticking while you’re sitting in a dry, pressurized aeroplane cabin, crossing numerous time-zones. H2O will ultimately make its life easier.
Getting your sleeping patterns spot-on are another key element to staving off this unwelcome guest on your journey. Set your clock to your destinations timezone the minute you board the plane - and adjust your sleeping patterns accordingly. Even if this means waking-up earlier than usual the day of the flight; or staying awake for a longer period than usual at the other end; you will not regret it!
Preventing jet-lag is all about somehow keeping your body working the same as it would day-to-day, while you are sat in one place for hours; with no natural exercise. Add to that the disorientation of crossing numerous timezones, arriving in day-light - when your body-clock thinks it’s night - and you have a recipe for disaster!
If these tips don’t work for you, then The Clay Spa has something that will. Their specialist Jet-Lag Treatment encourages circulation and re-mobilizes body tissue while helping your digestive system keep time once again. These three things are the key to transporting you back into the correct timezone with no strain on your already exhausted body.
I hope you have an excellent holiday and the effects are minimal.. we’re always here if you feel like that extra boost of immunity!