Avoiding jet lag

Last Updated: 21st Aug 2014

<p>More Tour and Travel Advice for: <a href="/contikipedia/articles/tour-and-travel-advice-Europe">Australia</a>, <a href="/contikipedia/articles/tour-and-travel-advice-usa-and-canada"><span class="caps">USA</span> &amp; Canada</a>, <a href="/contikipedia/articles/tour-and-travel-advice-australia">Australia</a> and <a href="/contikipedia/articles/tour-and-travel-advice-new-zealand">New Zealand</a></p> <p><img src="https://downloads.contiki.com/contikipedia/europe/mattyvcontiki/plane_wing.JPG" class="rightwise" alt="" /></p> <p>Jet lag is a tired, run down feeling that often make you feel like you are sick and is caused by your body&#8217;s reaction to a change in time zones.</p> <p>When you travel to a time zone significantly different to the one you are used to, sometimes you body has a hard time dealing with new sleeping, eating and activity patterns.</p> <p>Try and get as much sleep as possible while on your flight and upon arrival, adjust to local time immediately by eating and sleeping at the same time the locals do – this should help relieve the effects of jet-lag and help you get over it faster.</p>