Reducing Jet Lag

Reducing jet lag will go far toward making frustrations bearable. For three or four days before flying abroad, go to bed early. If possible, break up long trips with stopovers and avoid “red-eye” flights. If you must fly at night, get comfortable—take off shoes, loosen tight-fitting clothes, use pillows, blankets, ear plugs and eye masks. Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration, one of the factors leading to jet lag. If awake, walk about or flex your legs and feet every hour.