As much as we love to travel learning how to deal with jet lag is key. Our trip to Thailand and China this week will be the furthest we have ever traveled, thus making it the biggest jump in times zone we have experienced. Bangkok, Thailand is 11 hours ahead of our east coast time and Beijing, China is completely opposite of us at 12 hours ahead. Just thinking about it makes me sleepy. yikes.
I have read all kinds of ideas on how to avoid jet lag and how to deal with it the best. The main things we will focus on is staying hydrated, begin to live on the time zone of our destination as soon as our first flight takes off and eating simple healthy meals. Those seemed to be the three reoccurring suggestions in everything I read.
If I am tired and hungry I always say that I am "hangry" and should typically not be messed with! I get super grumpy if those two things are combined. Jet lag usually causes me to be "hangry" but I am going to try my best to avoid that this trip by implementing the three things I mentioned above.
Do you have any other suggestions on how you deal with jet lag? I would love to hear your ideas.