What is jet-lag, really? Still from Mayo Clinic’s website, the term jet lag is used to define a temporary sleeping trouble that can affect anyone who quickly travels across several time zones. How is this possible? Well, our body has an internal clock that is often called circadian rhythm. They signal our body when to stay awake and when to sleep.
Now, a jet lag happens because our body’s internal clock is synced to our original time zone; so the more time zones are crossed, the more likely we are to experience a jet lag. Apart from daytime fatigue, a jet lag can cause us an unwell feeling, trouble staying alert, and also some stomach problems; and while they are temporary, it can absolutely affect our trip. Here are some things that we can do to prevent a jet lag:
- Arrive early.If you have an important meeting or other event that requires you to be in top form, try to arrive a few days early to give your body a chance to adjust.
- Get plenty of rest before your trip.Starting out sleep deprived makes jet lag worse.
- Gradually adjust your schedule before you leave.If you’re traveling east, try going to bed one hour earlier each night for a few days before your trip. If you’re flying west, go to bed one hour later for several nights before you fly. If possible, eat meals closer to the time you’ll be eating them during your trip.
- Properly time bright light exposure.Light exposure is a prime influence on your body’s circadian rhythms. After traveling west, expose yourself to light in the evening to help you adjust to a later than usual time zone. After traveling east, expose yourself to morning light to adapt to an earlier time zone.
The one exception is if you’ve traveled across more than eight time zones. Your body might mistake early-morning light for evening dusk. It also might mistake evening light for early-morning light.
So if you’ve traveled more than eight time zones to the East, wear sunglasses and avoid bright light in the morning. Then allow as much sunlight as possible in the late afternoon for the first few days in your new location.
In contrast, if you’ve traveled West by more than eight time zones, avoid sunlight a few hours before dark for the first few days to adjust to the local time.
- Stay on your new schedule.Set your watch or phone to the new time before you leave. Once you reach your destination, try not to sleep until the local nighttime, no matter how tired you are. Try to time your meals with local mealtimes too.
- Try to sleep on the plane if it’s nighttime at your destination.Earplugs, headphones and eye masks can help block noise and light. If it’s daytime where you’re going, resist the urge to sleep.
- Stay hydrated.Drink plenty of water before, during and after your flight to counteract the effects of dry cabin air. Dehydration can make jet lag symptoms worse. Avoid alcohol and caffeine, as these can dehydrate you and affect your sleep.
While staying hydrated is one of the most important thing to do during a travel, sometimes we just either forget or don’t have time to drink as much as we intend; and even if we do manage to do it, the heat of the tropic is just not something our body can defy. If dehydration is one of the main reason of you having a fatigue during your time in Bali, have you consider getting a IV Vitamin Drip?
IV drip therapy is the fastest method to deliver essential nutrients to your body by administering fluids into the body via the blood vessels. An IV fluid drip involves a small tube called a catheter and a saline-based electrolyte solution that contains your selected vitamins and nutrients.
An IV drip delivers these essential nutrients and fluids directly into your bloodstream, bypassing your digestive tract. There’s no wait time, and the nutrition is instantly available to remedy your body’s health and wellness needs.
Some IV drips contain electrolytes and salts, while others contain sugars, vitamins, and antioxidants. Each concoction differs depending on the health and wellness needs of each patient.
IV therapy can be beneficial for many different people for different reasons. Two of the main benefits for anyone who wants to try IV therapy include:
- It’s easy and convenient: Even when we feel unwell, most of us hesitate going to the hospital or a doctor’s office unless absolutely necessary. For many common symptoms, IV therapy is an easy and convenient option. IV therapy is not a complicated procedure. You don’t even have to leave your own home to undergo IV therapy. Concierge services, like Mobile IV Medics, come to you. The price of the therapy includes your in-home therapy and our travel. Pick a comfortable spot, and we will do the rest. The insertion of the IV is relatively painless, just a small pinch. After it is inserted, you should feel very little discomfort. The IV drip will do its job while you watch TV, read or work on your device.
- Health and wellness: For the most part, IV therapy is used to promote health and wellness. The infusion of fluids, vitamins and minerals can help support a healthy immune system, promote healthy skin and keep you hydrated. The right balance of vitamins and minerals in the body can also help improve your energy levels.
IV therapy is very safe. All of our vitamins are FDA-approved and go through high levels of testing before they’re made available to our clients. All IV drips are administered by a registered nurse and with guidance from our medical director. Before any client receives IV therapy, we evaluate their health history. Side effects from an IV drip are generally non-existent or very mild, if any.
Administered by experienced and certified physicians and registered nurses, our Painless Neddle procedure is here to make sure you get the best health experience on the island. Our English speaking medical team will ensure you are in safe and caring hands throughout your treatment with us.
From immune and energy boosts, to weight management and hangover help, we offer a wide variety of drips that can meet your wellness needs. We also offer home services for those of you who stay around Canggu and Seminyak. Just call us, sit back, and drip in!
Well, now you know how to avoid jet lags and what to do when you have one. Will we see you anytime soon? Hopefully not, but hey, we’re here if you need us. Enjoy your stay in Bali, and see you in our next article. Until then, stay safe and healthy!