There are very few things that are as empowering and invigorating as an international trip. Unfortunately Jet Lag and travel tend to go hand in hand. For people who fly to far flung places, jet lag can be anything from a mild annoyance to utterly crippling for days on end. I am sad to say that I have always been on the wrong side of that spectrum up until my recent trip to Japan. I was determined to create a healthy way to help my body rapidly transition to, and then back from a radically different time-zone. Lucky for me, and for all of you, I succeeded.
Here is the protocol that I used to drastically reduce my own jet lag. All are proven to be safe and effective.
- Melatonin spray from Physica Energetics.
- I have used many forms of melatonin but this spray was a game changer
- Starting on the flight, use the spray 30 mins before desired bed time in your destination. Follow that protocol during your trip and repeat when you return to your home time-zone.
- Hydrate on the plane.
- This one is easy, just drink as much water as possible and avoid alcohol.
- Exposure to sunlight
- Get outside in the morning and let your eyes and skin absorb as much bright light as you can. This, along with the melatonin at night will help your brain reset to your current time.
- This one will sound odd, but it really does work for me. Simply walk on the ground barefoot. Grass, dirt, the beach and forests work best. Here is a great article from Dave Asprey that goes into why this is so effective.
- Go outside, take your shoes off and start walking, or sprinting or do some calisthenics…..Really anything will do as long as you get sweaty and get your blood moving. The morning is the best time by far to help maximize the effects and grab some sweet, sweet bright light in the process.
Each of these can be effective, but the combination of all 5 is where the real transformation happens.