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Travel Tip Tuesday with Online Bedrooms

Travellers heading off on their holidays are receiving advice on how to combat feelings of jet lag after their vacation.

How to Ease Jet Lag
Holidaymakers facing jet lag are being advised to return to their normal routines to help regulate their sleeping schedule.

The experts at have revealed six of the best ways to beat jet lag after a holiday.

Travelling to different time zones can disrupt our sleep patterns and leave us feeling fatigued when we get home.

Returning to a normal routine is crucial for combating jet lag, and experts advise attempting to adjust to time zones as soon as you land.

Nic Shacklock at DIY Fitted Furniture: Fitted Wardrobes, Walk-In Wardrobes & More (online-bedrooms.co.uk) said: “It’s important to try and adjust to the new time zone as soon as you land back home.

“One of the biggest mistakes people make after a trip abroad is not sleeping when they get home because they don’t feel tired and vice versa.

“Following your local time zone is the quickest way to get your normal sleeping routine back on track.

“You’ll also want to steer clear of having too many lie-ins as sleeping too much in the morning will ruin your chances of falling asleep at night.

“Try to get outside in the daytime too; this helps to regulate our body clocks which allows us to sleep better.”

OnlineBedrooms.co.uk’s best tips to ease jet lag after your summer holiday

Get Back to Normal
It is crucial to revert to normal sleep schedules as soon as the plane lands. Adjusting to time zones may be challenging, but it is important not to delay getting good sleep at the correct times. Strive to adhere to the recommended eight hours of sleep a night to ensure a healthy sleep schedule.

Set Alarms
Set alarms for the morning to avoid oversleeping. When recovering from jet lag, it is important to only sleep during the night-time and to avoid napping throughout the day. Although it may be very tempting to repeatedly hit the snooze button, resist the temptation to stay in bed.

Get Outside
Ensure you get plenty of exposure to natural light during the day, even on cloudy days. Being outside will increase your body’s vitamin D levels and help regulate the body clock. It also helps produce the melatonin hormone, which induces tiredness, beneficial when suffering from jet lag and trying to focus on good sleep.

Caffeine from coffee, tea, energy drinks, and soda can help increase the body’s alertness throughout the day while combating jet lag. However, be cautious with overconsumption of caffeine and only drink it in moderation to ensure a good night’s sleep. It is important to also maintain hydration levels by drinking plenty of water to avoid dehydration and to help manage jet lag.

Get Active
Exercise benefits both the mind and the body, and moving around at the right time during the day is a great way to rejuvenate the body. Going outside for a short walk, jog, or bike ride can provide a quick energy boost to help ease any jet lag and delirium. Exercise can also induce tiredness for a deep sleep come night-time.

Give Your Body Time
Most importantly, allow your body time to adjust back to normal. It is important to understand that it will take a few days to fully adapt back to usual daily and sleep routines after a summer holiday abroad. Reminisce on the holiday and stay relaxed and stress-free while experiencing jet lag to not put pressure on the body as it recovers.

Emer Roche
Emer Roche
Emer has over 10 years experience working for Irish magazines, supplements, websites and creative agencies. She’s written features for U Magazine, Image Magazine and theheyday.ie, across a range of subjects such as women’s interest, travel, culture, news and interviews. She also has a portfolio of commercial writing for creative agencies, such as RTE.ie and Originate Creative. Emer is a Dublin native with part of her heart in Ardmore, County Waterford. She lives in Dublin 7 with her husband, two kids, dog and cat.

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