The severity of jet lag varies greatly from person to person and also depends on the number of time zones crossed. The further east-west you travel and the greater the time difference, the more severe the jet lag usually is.
There are many methods that can be used to alleviate jet lag. Some of these methods include:
- Adjusting the sleeping and eating rhythm a few days before the trip to the new time. Go to bed earlier or stay up later.
- Avoiding caffeine and alcohol before and during the flight
- Movement and daylight during the flight and while at the destination
- Use of sleep aids or melatonin (only under medical supervision).
There is no particular method that is guaranteed to get rid of jet lag, each person reacts differently to the time difference, it is important to simply try out for yourself which method works best.