People with jet lag have their sleep-wake patterns disturbed. They may feel drowsy, tired, irritable, lethargic, and slightly disoriented. The more time zones that are crossed rapidly, the more severe jet lag symptoms are likely to be. The older a person is, the more severe their jet lag symptoms generally are and the longer they will take to get their body clocks back into sync. A child’s symptoms will usually be much milder, and they will recover faster.
Whether you’re a “Road Warrior” who has piled up thousands of Frequent Flier Miles, or someone who is planning a vacation to a distant location, you are likely to experience the phenomenon of “jet lag,” which can have a profound effect on your sleep and alertness. Every day, millions of travelers struggle against one of the most common sleep disorders — jet lag.
If you’re planning your next family vacation, there’s a good chance you’ll be faced with the same decision as millions of other people: to drive or to fly? The longer the distance, the more likely you are to choose a flight over endless hours in the car.
If you’ve chosen to fly to your next adventure, beware the jet lag monster! Known to cause sleeplessness at night and heavy eyelids during the day, jet lag can ruin (or at least make hard!) even the best-planned, most fun-filled trips with your family.
So what’s the deal? Find out what it is about flying that really throws off your sleep cycle with this article. Keep reading to learn all about how to help prevent the jet lag monster from ever making an appearance, as well as how to put him back in his cage when he does show up. Don’t let this seemingly unavoidable downside to faster travel get the best of you and your family ever again!