7 ways to recover after a long-distance flight
Besides drinking water and avoiding coffeeor caffeine-contained beverage, the following suggestions may also be useful.
Consumer extra vitamin D and B
Vitamin B-12 functions as keeping your body awake and full of energy, without the negative effects from those energy drinks. Vitamin D is inversely related to melatonin, your sleep hormone. Therefore, melatonin can help you fall asleep easier as well as contribute a better sleep. You can supplement vitamin D by exposing yourself to the sun.
Vitamin is useful
Stay away from coffee and alcohol
When being tired and sleepy, you may think that you need a cup of coffee for getting sober. However, coffee, caffeine-contained drinks, and alcoholic drinks will stimulate the nerve, as a result of dehydration, causing your intensified fatigue.
Coffee causes dehydration
Try to drink some more water
Since long flight can leave you exhausted and dehydrated, you should try to drink plenty of water as much as you can. Do not only drink water during the flight but also before and after, in order to relieve yourself after traveling. If you are afraid to bother flight attendants by asking for water all the time, bring an empty bottle so that they can fill in at once.
Water is the best choice
Controlling exposure to lights
Time zone difference will make your biological clock reversed. Giving yourself a chance to exposure to light can help you restart the clock. This mean you should not only catch the natural light but also artificial light as much as you can. However, the natural light is always better since it also a rich source of vitamin D.
Try to get some sunlight
It is a bit weird by doing exercise when you get tired after a long flight, but please do not underestimate exercising. Sitting throughout a long distance flight will make you stress, which is one of the reasons of causing tiredness. During the flight, you should stand up, and do some stretching to feel more comfortable. After landing, a few simple yoga poses in a room or a walk in the park can help you relax and regain energy.
Doing simple poses can also help
Drink juice, not those soft drinks
Juice or smoothie will help you add water and nutrients, making your immune and digestion systems work better.
After your arriving, you should drink Melatonin supplements about half an hour before bedtime, in order to adapt better to the destination time zone.
Take some pill for a better sleep