3 Simple Tips to Reduce Jet Lag

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Unless if you are constantly traveling first class or business class, chances are you are not getting adequate sleep and rest that you need or require to function well. Luckily we decided to publish this just in case you are thinking about flying somewhere for new years!

Luckily we will share 3 tips on how you can reduce jet lag. Traveling takes a toll on your body especially when flying long distances, our circadian rhythm is not designed to adapt quickly to the time differences spanning the globe.

#1 – Modafinil & Adrafinil

The reason the afinils work best for jet lag is quite simple, the drug is currently used by those who need to stay up for extended periods of time with full mental capabilities. Think those that work long night shifts such as Doctors, Pilots, or even Security guards. These drugs will not FIX your underlying jetlag but will mask the symptoms in the interm — so you don’t feel groggy and can perform your best when you need to for things like giving a keynote or attending an important function the day after.

Your MD would the best person to speak to regarding this travel hack, alternatively you can even buy Adrafinil online for much cheaper. This hack will get you performing well the day after but is not a substitute for the following which too can or should be done to bring you back to normal asap.

#2 – Water, Reduce Caffeine and Alcohol

The dry air circulating throughout the cabin is detrimental to your body which leads to excess dehydration. Keep in mind most airlines leave water bottles beside the washroom in the kitchen area so the the staff does not need to drop it off for every passenger all the time, so get up, and get some blood flow and grab a bottle for each visit to the bathroom or generally if you feel even a bit thirsty.

Caffeine may be useful if you are about to land and need a bit of energy to get going but caffeine in any form can lead to dehydration, but it is still better than consuming Modafinil if you are landing in the evening and intend on getting to your hotel and sleeping afterwards.

Alcohol is a common tool used to fall a sleep on the airplane and just to try to mentally cope with the boredom of flying for long hours, however alcohol has repeatedly shown to hurt the recovery from jetlag. If you are going to drink, consider a clear liquid, like white wine or Vodka for health reasons (that’s if you must drink!)

#3 – Compression Socks

In health we often say prevention is better than the cure, compression stockings are the perfect way to prevent proponents of jet lag.  Blood moves slower when your calf muscle is not in motion which could cause blood blots, deep vein thrombosis as well. With these socks you are able to increase blood flow and prevent swelling.

Look to buy 20mmHg compression socks, and do some leg stretches with them on such as the heel to toe exercise which wil provide oxygen from increased blood to the legs. Compression stockings are a cheap tool much like Adrafinil as mentioned above, these retail for about $25 to $45 and can be bought from just about anywhere.

 

See References Below:
https://www.engadget.com/2016/08/05/the-future-of-healthcare-part-2-the-next-industry-to-be-disrupt/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2829880

Heatstroke

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Heat Stroke

Heat stroke occurs when the body is unable to regulate its temperature.

Symptoms of Heat Stroke

Warning signs of heat stroke vary but may include the following:

    • An extremely high body temperature (above 103°F, orally)

 

  • Red, hot, and dry skin (no sweating)
  • Rapid, strong pulse
  • Throbbing headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Confusion
  • Unconsciousness

 

What to Do

  • Call for immediate medical assistance
  • While waiting for medical assistance cool the victim rapidly using whatever methods you can.

Sun Exposure

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Sun Exposure

Traveling to areas where air temperature and air moisture exceeds what you are used to some precausions have to be taken. The best protection after staying indoor is using a sun lotion with an appropriate Sun Protection Factor factor 15 or higher. Sun factor preparations work by reducing or blocking the effects of sunlight allowing a person to stay in the sun longer. Re-apply regulary especially during prolonged exposure to sun and after swimming.

If you take any medication it is recommended to check if the medicine increases the skin’s sensitivity to sunlight.

General Precautions

  • Avoid the mid-day sun, usually from noon until 2 p.m. (3 p.m. in the tropics).
  • Adults should wear a broad brimmed hat, long sleeved shirts and sunglasses.
  • Children should wear long sleeved shirts, hats and high-factor waterproof sun-lotion
  • Babies under 9 months should be kept out of direct sunlight.
  • Never lie in the sun to dry off after swimming, the skin will burn in a matter of minutes.
  • use sunglasses ( for maximal protection use glasses with an light absorption up to 400 nm)
  • High altitude climbers etc. should wear a hat with a neck cover and sunglasses with nose shields and blinker side pieces.

Notice that wet, bleached and old clothing have reduced ability for sun protection.

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Medical Kit

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Medical Kit

Sufficient medical supplies should be carried to meet all foreseeable needs for the duration of the trip.
A medical kit should be carried for all destinations where there may be significant health risks, particularly those in developing countries, and/or where the local availability of specific medications is not certain. This kit will include basic medicines to treat common ailments, first-aid articles, and any special medical items that may be needed by the individual traveler. Be sure to track any medicine you may be taking for any chronic conditions.

Contents of a basic medical kit:

  • adhesive tape
  • antiseptic wound cleanser
  • bandages
  • emollient eye drops
  • insect repellent
  • insect bite treatment
  • nasal decongestant
  • oral rehydration salts
  • scissors and safety pins
  • simple analgesic (e.g. paracetamol)
  • sterile dressing
  • clinical thermometer
  • sterile syringes and needle
  • condoms
  • sedatives
  • sun-protection
  • a flashlight
  • energy boosters, caffeine pills, or supplement to improve cognition

Emergency medical travel kits should carry sufficient identification to ensure their acceptance by Customs officials but the contents should not be opened until needed. It is also unwise to carry loose syringes or needles unless you have a doctor’s letter explaining their purpose – if, for example, you are a diabetic.

Heat & Sunburn

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Skincare

It is well knowned that exposure to sun damage the skin. The single most important thing you can do for your skin is to wear a sun block every day. All ultraviolet (UV) rays damage the skin. Sun-tanning will eventually make your skin thickened and tough, with irregular brown areas, wrinkles, and dilated blood vessels.

Internal skincare: Preparations containing antioxidants and nutrients which are important for collagen formation in the dermis. An antioxidant helps defend the skin against signs of ageing by neutralising free radicals formed by sunlight.

External skincare: A skin damaged by sunlight needs care. Take a chilled bath and use a fresh and soothing after sun rehydrating creme or lotion.