Tourist Meets Traveler’s Tip For Beating Jet Lag

Tourist Meets Traveler's Tip For Beating Jet Lag

People often ask us how we beat Jet Lag traveling around so much.  I remember one of my first trips out of the country to India.  At the airport I went to the bathroom and I met a women who asked me what I was going to do to make sure I did not get knocked out by a bad case of jet lag.  I really had no answer and she volunteered her tip.  I have found it to be invaluable over the years.

She told me that when I got to Chennai,India to make sure no matter how tired I was after the long flight NOT go to bed once I hit my hotel.  She told me I had to wait until the local bedtime.  Of course I did not listen and when I hit my hotel I went to sleep immediately.  What happened was I was jet lagged for about two weeks.   I really regretted not listening the helpful lady.

The next time I traveled I flew for 23 hours to Australia.  I made sure to force myself to stay away even though I landed at 8AM in the morning and I went to bed at 9PM Australian time.  It was a miracle, the next day I woke up refreshed and did not suffer one minute of jet lag.

So our advice at The Travel Moms is no matter how tired you are DO NOT GO TO BED when you land in a country, stay up until the local  bed time and you will be glad you did.

Happy Traveling ……

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14 Comments on this article. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. shari June 3, 2013 at 9:34 pm - Reply

    These are some great tips. I can’t wait to try them.

  2. DD June 3, 2013 at 10:42 pm - Reply

    Oh wow, good to know!

  3. Annemarie June 4, 2013 at 2:28 am - Reply

    Thanks for the tip I am heading on a trip in a month and always suffer from extreme jet lag. You know I will be trying this tip for sure!

  4. Allie June 4, 2013 at 2:42 am - Reply

    I’ll have to try this

  5. maurice June 4, 2013 at 5:14 pm - Reply

    i’m a frequent flyer from london to germany, so no biggie with time change there, but when i fly out to the states, omg — it’s crazy!!

    thanks with the tips, i’ll definitely with ‘em a go.

  6. BusyBee June 8, 2013 at 8:28 am - Reply

    Best tip i’ve ever followed

  7. Pamela June 8, 2013 at 10:12 am - Reply

    This is seriously useful advice – totally agree!

  8. Chris June 13, 2013 at 10:36 pm - Reply

    Wow, thanks for the tip. I actually know somebody who just returned from Europe and could use this advice.

  9. Ali June 26, 2013 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    Wow, who knew?

  10. DD December 16, 2013 at 4:01 pm - Reply

    Good advice for holiday travelling.

  11. Aleya Bamdad January 17, 2014 at 12:34 pm - Reply

    Staying up and not sleeping when you normally do does the trick for me.

  12. Jocelyn February 3, 2014 at 11:59 pm - Reply

    I swear there’s nothing worse than jet lag!

  13. Makeherup February 4, 2014 at 12:02 am - Reply

    That’s the worst when you get where you want to go and you feel like crap!

  14. Erin March 24, 2014 at 10:54 am - Reply

    Great tips, I will definitely be implementing some of these.

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