How to Avoid Jet Lag with 9 Easy Tips

All I want to do is have some sleep…

1. Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages or caffeine.

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2. Stay hydrated.

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3. To avoid having swollen feet, make sure to walk around and stretch every two or three hours. Also, make sure to wear closed toed shoes.

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4. Make sure to catch some zzz’s on the plane. Sleeping will help you feel more fresh.  Pack a sweater or blanket to prevent yourself from being cold so you can actually sleep.

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5. Book a flight that will get you to your destination in the morning.

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6. If you arrive during the day, make sure to keep yourself awake until 9 or 10 PM. Don’t stay indoors, it will make you want to sleep.

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7. Keep your napping to a minimum of two hours.

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8. Use melatonin to help you sleep on the plane. One pill should be enough.

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9. Book overnight flights with no stops. When I traveled from Turkey back to LA, I had a non stop flight and arrived in the morning. I was able to sleep and rest on the flight and when I got back home, I was able to stay awake until my bed time.

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What are some ways you avoid jet lag? Let me know in the comments section below!

Nadia Zamani

Nadia is the content writer/travel blogger for AirportParkingReservations.com and currently resides in Los Angeles. She has an undeniable love for traveling and tries to travel to a new place every couple of months. You can contact her at nadia@parksleepfly.com with any questions or blog requests.

  • Marie

    Ear Plug :)

    To get as close to your natural sleeping environment as possible!

  • Pamela

    One way to help with jet lag is to get a massage within 24 hrs of leaving and again when getting back home. It will help to reset your internal clock for quicker time zone adjustment:)

    • Nadia Zamani

      Thanks for the great advice, Pamela!