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How to avoid Jet-Lag on a transatlantic flight? watch

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    Im flying to the US tomorrow on an 8 hour flight where the time difference will be -5 hours
    First long haul flight and i wondered if there was any way to reduce the effects of jetlag?
    I heard its not meant to be that bad flying west though ?
    also if you have any tips for things to do on the plane?

    thanks so much!xxx
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    5 hours difference is not all that much. Some people find sleeping on the plane beneficial :dontknow:

    As for what to do, watch films, obviously :erm: I always make sure to get the most out of the flight in terms of number of films, at the expense of sleep if needs be!
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    Set your watch/clock to the time of your destination when you get on the plane, try to sleep when it would be normal to do so set to that time.

    Don't drink alcohol. Try not to eat too much. Caffeine will screw up your system, too. If you think it'll be hard to get to sleep, Nightol are usually pretty useful and I've used them a few times.

    I've done quite a few long haul flights and these tend to work for me. It's not foolproof, and you'll still get some level of lag, but you won't feel as bad!
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    You won't notice 5 hours too much, but there's not a huge amount you can do to counter it other than try and sleep on the plane and adapt by living to the time zone you are in immediately and ignoring the urge to sleep at 4pm
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    I so to canada every year. Not bad at all when I get there, arriving back home is a different story.

    Best thing to do is to suck it up and try stay awake until a reasonable time e.g. 8pm or later.
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    Nh don't bother sleeping, man up, try and watch as many films as possible, did a 12 hour marathon of films going to Hong Kong before. Don't regret one minute, I'm that hardcore.
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    Drink lots of water. And when you get to your desitnation, DO NOT keep saing 'at home, it would be such and such a time'.
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    This Friday I got a 2 hour drive to Heathrow to catch a 14 hour flight to Bangkok with a 1 hour change in Mumbai, India. It's 7 hours ahead in Thailand so, leave Friday at 9am, arrive in Thailand at 7am Saturday.

    Oh yeah, then 3 hours to transfer onto the plane to Krabi, 1 hour flight there and a 30 minute taxi ride to our hotel...

    Overall travel time: 21.5 hours
    Overall travel time according to Earth: 28.5 hours

    .... I doubt I'll be sleeping much because my girlfriend has an old gameboy with pokemon red, woooooohoooooo!!!!!!!



    But seriously, is there any advice for my travelling? The change over in the middle kind of sucks.
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    i realise a shot of whisky during inflight meal helps ! dont over do it thou!

    and wake up for all meal ! cause when u have ample sleep( no idea how people do it in plane) and if u arrive at night it hard to get back to sleepin in hotel at night

    for me a good rest for 2 nights help
    for my buddies who travel alot they say clubbin few nights before help as it acclimatise your body

    to each his own
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    Just got back [today] from Canada. A 9.5hr flight from Calgary.

    Flying out was fine, a doddle. Back has killed me. Body thinks it's both 7pm and 3am right now.

    Don't worry about the jetlag flying west, there basically isn't any. Just keep moving a bit, stretch your legs, drink water, etc....
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    (Original post by Drewski)
    Just got back [today] from Canada. A 9.5hr flight from Calgary.

    Flying out was fine, a doddle. Back has killed me. Body thinks it's both 7pm and 3am right now.

    Don't worry about the jetlag flying west, there basically isn't any. Just keep moving a bit, stretch your legs, drink water, etc....
    seem true
    westward seem not as taxing
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    personally I found that not eating in-flight meals and trying not to sleep on the flight help, given that, I usually go from London to Sydney which is approx. 22 hours(ish) which is quite hard..
 
 
 
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