One of the toughest things for travelers to deal with upon arrival at their new destination is jet lag, or the body's inability to adjust to the time difference. After working with the best long distance movers, here are three tips to help you and your family overcome jet lag at your new home.
1. Try to simulate your new schedule as much as you can before departing. While this isn't always possible (your office might not appreciate you sleeping during the day and working at night), it may ease the adjustment greatly. Even moving your sleep schedule a few hours either way or having meals at odd times will help your body with the overall adjustment at your new destination. This includes the plane ride. If you are arriving in the morning, try to sleep as much as you can right before landing.
2. Try taking melatonin supplements. According to Travel Facts, melatonin is a natural hormone that helps to regulate circadian rhythms and sleep cycles. The effects of jet lag throws the body off to the point where it secretes melatonin at the wrong times. Taking a supplement at your new destination might help you to overcome the jet lag quicker.
3. Stay as hydrated and active as possible. According to WebMD.com, both of these are especially important to keep in mind during the flight. Airplanes are especially dry environments, so it's important to drink water (while avoiding alcohol and caffeine) so your body doesn't shut down. Similarly, static exercises and stretching will ease the stress that long-distance flights can have on your body.