While it’s difficult to adjust to a new time zone, a little prep work can make the transition easier.
The American Academy of Family Physicians advises:
- Make sure you are well rested before leaving.
- Avoid drinking alcohol.
- Stick to well-balanced, healthy meals, and avoid overeating.
- Get regular exercise.
- If you use medication to help you sleep, use it for as short a period as possible.
- Go to sleep and wake up based on the new time zone as quickly as possible.