plans to keep travel stress free
Jet lag is a common symptom
of long-haul travel, but its effects can be
JET LAG and travel fatigue are integral parts
of travelling. There are a number of simple
strategies you can put in place to make sure
that the transition to your destination is smooth
and stress free.
It is important to plan your itinerary well
in advance of departure. This includes checking
whether you require visas and inoculations for
While flights and transfers are scheduled, you
should be prepared for delays. If you are physically
active, try to avoid any heavy training the
day before travelling. Keep exercise light or
take a rest day.
Depending on the direction of travel, partial
pre-advancement or delay of the body clock has
been suggested by going to bed an hour earlier
or later before departing.
Arrive at the airport with plenty of time -
Dublin airport can be chaos, particularly in
the summer, and being late will only add to
the stress. If you are travelling in the morning,
you may want to consider staying close by the
night before. In order to start to adjust your
body clock, as soon as possible set your watch
to local time at your destination.