Travel is great, but jet lag is no fun. What you need is a natural way to lessen the blow or even avoid it all together right? After all, a beautiful European city, a tropical island or a trip into nature is all much better when you have the energy to enjoy it.
So here are some easy and natural tips from Eurospa to you, on how to beat jet lag and increase travel energy naturally!
EAT: Protein, fat and greens: Eat protein, a little fat and greens before and during the flight to keep your blood sugar balanced. This will help you avoid the random boredom cravings and disoriented haze of flight travel. For proteins, go for nuts, sprouted beans, yogurt, goat cheese and lean meats. For greens, that’s a harder one. So grab a good green powder supplement at your local natural health food or supplement store. They usually have a good amount of chlorella, spirulina, and sea grasses, which helps because of how much oxygen they put in the blood.
Don’t SLEEP. If anything, power nap. It’s better to nap and push through it. Consider it a late night, rather than forcing yourself to sleep in a false environment. You’ll get through the hump much faster this way. Having too much light in the room messes with our ability to fall into REM sleep (when we get the most rest). The pituitary gland gets confused, thinks it’s becoming daytime and will cause you to wake up halfway or fully, making jet lag for more likely!
Drink: Drink water, not alcohol. Stay hydrated before, during and after your flight. A hydrated body is a hydrated brain and a hydrated brain functions far better in challenging situations than a dehydrated and slow brain.
Eucalyptus oil spray: Eucalyptus oil, a menthol based plant, is known for increasing blood circulation all over the body, which is especially helpful for the mind. Head to the bathroom and splash your face with some water. Then spray the eucalyptus into the palms of your hands and breathe in deeply. Do this every time you need a boost. Once you land, head to a sauna, steam room or hot shower and spray eucalyptus into the steam and heat. By spraying eucalyptus oil into heat, your skin, lungs and mental function will be activated, cleansed and boosted! (Get your own spray here!)
At Eurospa, we know how important it is to feel good, be energized and well rested. Travel is no different. We hope you find these tips helpful. Please enjoy the quality of our eucalyptus products and feel free to contact us with any needs or questions.