Top Tips to Avoid Jet Lags

By Jenny Dreiling

April 8, 2015

Anyone who has ever experienced a jet lag after a long flight knows that it’s a pain. It’s like a headache; you have no idea what it would be like if you had never had one and once it’s there it’s difficult to get rid of it. It is caused by travelling through multiple time zones and results in disorientation, disturbed sleep patterns and lack of strength.¬†In particular if you are travelling for business, you generally¬†won’t have¬†much time to relax once you arrive at your destination. Better rest before the flight and on the way. And if you are flying to London, you do not want to relax. There’s¬†just too many things to do and to see here. To help you avoid jet lags and to make sure you’ll arrive at your destination relaxed and full of energy, follow our guideline and you will be fine.

1) Stay Hydrated

Dehydration can negatively affect your well-being and has proven to frequently intensify jet lag effects. Keep your body hydrated and drink enough water and anti-alcoholic drinks. Alcoholic and caffeine drinks should be avoided or kept to a minimum as they may disrupt sleep and cause other after-effects.

2) Exercise

It is important for your body and health to be exposed to the cycle of light and dark. This is why you should go for a walk once you arrive at your destination so that your body and brain can get used to the new timezone. In particular, exposure to day light helps your internal clock to adjust. If possible, try to book flights which arrive during the day.

3) Acclimate

Make sure you know at what time you will be arriving at your destination. If you are arriving during the day, you should arrive well rested. On the contrary, if your flight is arriving at night, it’s better to be tired so that you can sleep well at night and feel energized during the next day. To achieve that, acclimate yourself to your destination’s time zone before you travel. This means adjusting your sleeping and eating routines accordingly before and during your travels.

4) Stay Rested

While many may find it difficult to get a good night sleep in a small upright seat on a plane, it is possible! Earplugs, eyeshades and a neck support pillow help you get rest and privacy during your flight. It is also advised to always wear long trousers and a jumper. The air-conditioning in the plane might  cause you discomfort otherwise; particularly when you are asleep and your body temperature cools down.
  • Launched: Walk-through Videos of Urban Stay’s London Serviced Apartments at Oxford Street - May 23, 2018
  • Urban Stay Launches Luxury Oxford Circus Apartments in Central London - April 12, 2018
  • Urban Stay Wins Award As Best Serviced Apartment Operator 2018 - March 22, 2018
  • New Year’s Competition Now Open: Win a Free Stay in London - January 25, 2018
  • Urban Stay’s Director James Swift Receives Certificate of Excellence From Bridgestreet Global Hospitality - January 15, 2018
  • Top 10 Luxury Serviced Apartments¬†London - January 3, 2018
  • Essential Travel Tips for Anxious Travellers - December 13, 2017
  • Urban Stay Serviced Apartments London Helps Spanish Stray Dogs - November 13, 2017
  • Why You Should Stay in Our Corporate Serviced Apartments London - November 3, 2017
  • Best Ways to Celebrate Halloween in London - October 30, 2017
  • Jack the Ripper Tour London – Review - October 18, 2017
  • Urban Stay Now Offers Personalised Dog Biscuits In All Dog Friendly Apartments London - September 20, 2017
  • Urban Stay Serviced Apartments London Achieve ASAP Quality Accreditation - September 18, 2017
  • Urban Stay’s Director James Swift Shortlisted For The ASAP Rising Star Award in Serviced Apartments 2017 - September 12, 2017
  • Urban Stay Now Provides Free Umbrellas in All London Serviced Apartments - September 4, 2017
  • The Best London Apps For First Time Visitors - July 13, 2017
  • Urban Stay’s Summer Party 2017 - June 9, 2017
  • Urban Stay Now Provides Free GiffGaff Sim Cards Including ¬£5 Spending Credit - May 31, 2017
  • The Best 5 Travel Tips for Getting Around London on a Budget - May 16, 2017
  • Urban Stay’s Brand New Mascot – Felix The Fox - April 21, 2017
  • Urban Stay First To Market To Provide FREE Pet Welcome Packs - April 18, 2017
  • Urban Stay Launches PoddApp In-Room Tablets in Its London Serviced Apartments - April 11, 2017
  • Best Things To Do Around Spitalfields in The City of London - April 7, 2017
  • Urban Stay Partners With Tom’s Kitchen Canary Wharf - March 23, 2017
  • We’re Hiring! Operations Manager Assistant – London City E1 - March 17, 2017
  • Best Movies Set In London - March 2, 2017
  • Urban Stay Launches New Pet Friendly Apartments in Notting Hill London - February 22, 2017
  • Top 10 London Apps For Locals and Tourists - February 10, 2017
  • Most Romantic Valentines Day Ideas London - February 9, 2017
  • The Advantages of Corporate Accommodation in London and beyond - January 5, 2017
  • Top 10 Places for Christmas Shopping London - December 9, 2016
  • Best Things To Do in London This Christmas - December 8, 2016
  • Brand NEW Luxury Serviced Apartments London by Urban Stay - October 20, 2016
  • Urban Stay’s New Liverpool Street Apartments London - October 18, 2016
  • 10 Great¬†Halloween Events in London - October 15, 2016
  • Press Release: Urban Stay Reaches 5-Year Goal in Less Than 3 Years - October 11, 2016
  • Urban Stay Soon To Launch Victoria Serviced Apartments - September 26, 2016
  • Urban Stay Shortlisted For Serviced Apartment Awards 2016 - September 23, 2016
  • Top 10 Interesting Facts About London - September 22, 2016
  • The Best Short Stay Apartments London - September 1, 2016
  • Urban Stay Visiting Central Gate Serviced Apartments Newbury - July 19, 2016
  • James Swift at the Serviced Apartment Summit Europe - July 18, 2016
  • Operations Manager – Position Available! - January 12, 2016
  • We’re Hiring!! – Reservations Manager - January 12, 2016
  • Fully Accredited Members of the ASAP - September 7, 2015
  • Technology Ahead of the Curve - September 1, 2015
  • Urban Stay Expands to Notting Hill!! - August 23, 2015
  • Urban Stay has moved to a new office!! - July 2, 2015
  • What’s the Difference between AirBnB and Serviced Apartments? - May 13, 2015
  • Urban Stay’s Brand New Office at Liverpool Street Station - May 6, 2015
  • Top Tips to Avoid Jet Lags - April 8, 2015
  • Urban Stay Expands Presence In The City With First Fully Self-Contained Block!! - March 6, 2015
  • Top 10 Best Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in London! - February 13, 2015
  • Our Best Serviced Apartment Bedrooms in London - February 2, 2015
  • Top 10 Free Things To Do In London - January 13, 2015
  • Urban Stay Expands Serviced Apartment Offerings in the UK! - January 7, 2015
  • 9 Travel Gadgets to Keep Your Belongings Safe When Visiting London - December 4, 2014
  • Best Markets in London to Find Christmas Presents - November 26, 2014
  • Top 10 Bars & Pubs around Liverpool Street, London - November 14, 2014
  • Top 10 Luxury Serviced¬†Apartments in London - November 11, 2014
  • Discover London: 10 Things to Do Around Spitalfields - November 6, 2014
  • Behind the Scenes: Professional Photographs for Our London Serviced Apartment - November 4, 2014
  • Top 10 Attractions in London - November 3, 2014
  • Our Serviced Apartment Walkthrough Videos - October 27, 2014
  • Urban Stay – Behind the Scenes: Letterbox Installation - October 24, 2014
  • The 10 Most Creative, Innovative & Cool Umbrellas to Get You Through London’s Autumn - October 23, 2014
  • Urban Stay Approved by Association of Serviced Apartment Providers (ASAP)¬† - October 20, 2014
  • Urban Stay is on Twitter. Follow Us! - October 17, 2014
  • Best Things to Do in London in Autumn - October 7, 2014
  • Urban Stay’s 6 Month Anniversary - September 29, 2014
  • Urban Stay’ New Serviced Apartment at Old Street - September 18, 2014
  • Urban Stay @ Pinterest - September 8, 2014
  • Our Youtube Channel is Launched! - September 4, 2014
  • New Urban Stay Serviced Apartment in the City of London - August 18, 2014
  • Urban Stay Expands in the City - July 29, 2014
  • Urban Stay Launches New Logo - July 23, 2014
  • Urban Stay’s New Website - June 24, 2014