JETLAG | Our solutions to combat the effects of jet lag 08/02/2021
Anyone who is familiar with medium and long-haul flights has already experienced the horrors of jet lag. Fatigue, headaches, insomnia and lack of appetite are just some of the symptoms experienced after crossing one or more time zones.
Although it is usually short-lived, jetlag is an unenviable consequence of the daily life of celestial travellers.
Fort heureusement, il existe des moyens simples et efficaces pour rétablir plus rapidement le rythme biologique de l’organisme mis à mal par les déplacements longues distances.
Fortunately, there are simple and effective ways of restoring the body’s biological rhythm, which is damaged by long-distance travel, more quickly.
Throughout the year, MK Partnair offers you a fleet of state-of-the-art private jets, which guarantee absolute safety while providing an optimal setting to limit the undesirable effects of jet lag.
Anatomy of Jetlag
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The most common symptoms are:
Jetlag occurs when the natural circadian rhythm, the internal biological clock, is disrupted by the transition to a new time zone.
- Difficulty concentrating
- Mood swings
- Lack of appetite
- Gastrointestinal disorders
In essence, long-distance air travel disrupts the measures the body uses to manage its internal clock, such as daylight, temperature and hormones.
How to overcome the effects of jetlag quicker?
There are several simple ways to make the transition to a new time zone while alleviating jet lag symptoms.
Although your body will eventually adjust to the new rhythm, we suggest you follow these tips to help you get through jet lag more smoothly.
1. Adapt to your new pace
When you arrive at your destination, immediately forget about your old time zone. Your technology will probably update the clocks automatically, but if you have a manually set watch or travel clock, set it to the new time as soon as you leave.
Avoid the temptation to continue eating and sleeping in your old time zone. Instead, switch to the eating and sleeping habits of your new location immediately.
2. Manage your sleep
Make sure you sleep at a time that is most appropriate for your new schedule. Your flight will probably be during the night of your destination, so try to doze off during the flight.
Here are some tricks to help you rest on board:
- Noise-cancelling headphones
- White noise
- Eye masks
- Comfortable travel pillows and blankets
To ensure a comfortable trip, some of our private jets are equipped with beds. It’s a great way to drift off to sleep and get used to your new time zone.
If you arrive at your destination in the middle of the day, resist the urge to take a nap. This could interfere with your sleep at night.
3. A sport session before the take-off
Exercise is a surefire way to get to sleep. If your flight schedule permits, do a gym or strength training session a few hours before boarding.
4. Stay hydrated
Long-distance travel often results in dehydration. Drinking water before and during your flight will help manage jet lag symptoms and travel fatigue.
On board your MK Partnair flight, you will have unlimited access to a wide range of refreshments. Whether offered by a hostess or available on a self-service basis, our offer will allow you to combine the pleasures of the palate with maintaining a good level of hydration, including our selection of detox smoothies available during long-haul flights.
5. Use the power of natural light
Jet lag interrupts your internal clock in part because your light exposure changes when you travel and change time zones.
Sunbathing can wake your body up and reduce the release of hormones that pull you to sleep.
Exposure to morning light will benefit you if you need to wake up and be up and running earlier when travelling east.
Conversely, if you’re travelling west, you’ll also benefit from more light at the end of the day.
6. Take care of your skin
Dark circles, drawn features and a pale complexion are all problems that you may experience at the end of your flight. On board, take time for a skincare routine that will keep your skin supple and radiant, while maintaining a good level of hydration.
During your long-haul flight, we’ll be happy to provide you with small beauty kits to help you look after your skin on board. Some of our aircraft also allow you direct access to the cargo hold to collect your beauty and skincare accessories during the flight.
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