For years, jet lag was considered merely a state of mind. Now, studies have shown that the condition actually results from an imbalance in our body’s natural “biological clock” caused by traveling to different time zones.
Jet lag is the enemy of every business traveller.
If you don’t prepare properly, you won’t be 100% focused on what you need to be focused on, and your productivity will certainly be affected while you are overseas,
explains Jacquelyn Smith, contributor at Forbes.com.
Jet Lag — What does it refer to?
Basically, our bodies work on a 24-hour cycle called “circadian rhythms.” These rhythms are measured by the distinct rise and fall of body temperature, plasma levels of certain hormones and other biological conditions. All of these are influenced by our exposure to sunlight and help determine when we sleep and when we wake.
When traveling to a new time zone, our circadian rhythms are slow to adjust and remain on their original biological schedule for several days. This results in our bodies telling us it is time to sleep, when it’s actually the middle of the afternoon, or it makes us want to stay awake when it is late at night. This experience is known as jet lag. Read full article here.
Nevertheless there are tips and tricks to avoid and prevent jet lag while traveling overseas, for business or for leisure.
Don’t let jet lag cause any disturbance in your travel plans or potentially ruin the happy moments while you travel abroad and make the most out of your limited time overseas!
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