Many international visitors arrive in Thailand and have “Jet Lag” symptoms induced by time zone shifts, which cause sleepiness. It may happen to anybody, especially the elderly. Jet lag has several unpleasant consequences, including excessive daytime tiredness, headaches, and others. As a result, here are the top five ways for dealing with Jet Lag symptoms:
1. Adjusting the sleep time
If you sleep on time on a regular basis. Traveling overseas or entering Thailand with a time difference of 8-12 hours may result in jet lag. Among the side effects include insomnia, restlessness, irritability, emotional instability, and bewilderment throughout the night. So, before you travel, you should try changing your bedtime. Allow for time differences in bedtime based on the zone or nation you are visiting. I recommend giving your body 3-7 days to acclimatize before traveling.
I propose that you exercise before traveling to Thailand in order to balance the neurotransmitters in your brain and lessen stress. There are several ways to exercise, including aerobic, weight training, running, and others. It also helps you to sleep at night without getting headaches or feeling sleepy throughout the day, even when the time zone changes. You should workout at least three to four times every week and spend around 30 to 1 hours.
3. Drinking a coffee
Jet lag often occurs at night. The most noticeable symptom is sleeplessness at night and daytime lethargy. Because caffeine is included in coffee, drinking it during the day may help keep you from feeling drowsy. However, it is not advised that you drink excessively. Because it may lead you to sleep less soundly at night. Adults should consume no more than 400 mg of caffeine per day, which is around 3-4 cups of coffee. And the best time to drink coffee is between 9 a.m. and noon.
4. Drinking pure water
If you fly at night, you may have jet lag symptoms while on the plane. As a result, you cannot sleep in the plane’s cabin. Because most airplane cabins have lower humidity and less air than on the ground. During travel, the body may lose fluids, get short of breath, and become tired. As a result, drinking pure water frequently may help the body avoid dehydration, feel refreshed, and breathe more effortlessly. I strongly advise you to drink at least 2 liters of water every day to stay hydrated.
5. Consuming the sleeping pills
Some people have jet lag in the short term, typically 2-3 days after changing time zones. However, it is possible that it will occur in the long term, lasting around one week and affecting the health. I propose that you use sleeping drugs, but only if recommended to or under the supervision of a physician.
These are the top five techniques to deal with Jet Lag symptoms. However, before entering Thailand, I highly recommend you to purchase expat health insurance in Thailand of Rabbit Care since if you are sick caused by the sleeplessness at night because of the Jet Lag, the hospitalization or medical expenses would be covered under the policy.