How to: Minimise jet lag and tiredness

With an upcoming bank holiday weekend and the end of the summer holidays just around the corner, plenty of us will be travelling  to and from different timezones over the next few days. That means jet lag can set in, but our expert advice can help you beat tiredness before, during and after your flight.


  • Tempting as it is to stay up all night before you travel, so you're tired and more likely to sleep, is a risky tactic. Better to be fully rested before you travel and get a good night’s shut-eye before you embark on your journey.
  • Where possible, try and plan flights which arrive at your destination in daylight. This is so that you’ll feel more like staying awake when you touch down.


  • The effects of alcohol at altitude can increase tiredness and also cause dehydration which will add to your woes upon arrival.
  • Move around regularly and do exercises to keep the blood circulating which will make you feel better. This is especially important for long haul flights.


  • Get as much daylight as you can, because daylight naturally makes the body feel better.
  • Start eating three meals a day in line with the new time zone, and not your old one.

Have you used anything else to avoid jet lag? Let us know in the comments.

Feather & Black.

August 26th 2016

Posted by: Feather & Black

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