Amazines Free Article Archive - Thursday, May 23, 2019
Read about the most recent changes and happenings at
Log into your account or register as a new author. Start submitting your articles right now!
Search our database for articles.
Subscribe to receive articles emailed straight to your email account. You may choose multiple categories.
View our newest articles submitted by our authors.
View our most top rated articles rated by our visitors.
* Please note that this is NOT the ARTICLE manager
Add a new EZINE, or manage your EZINE submission.
Add fresh, free web content to your site such as newest articles, web tools, and quotes with a single piece of code!
Home What's New? Submit/Manage Articles Latest Posts Top Rated Article Search
Subscriptions Manage Ezines
 Article Archive
 Advertising (133295)
 Advice (160816)
 Affiliate Programs (34734)
 Art and Culture (73674)
 Automotive (145642)
 Blogs (75018)
 Boating (9841)
 Books (17130)
 Buddhism (4124)
 Business (1328283)
 Business News (426309)
 Business Opportunities (366257)
 Camping (10952)
 Career (72762)
 Christianity (15839)
 Collecting (11636)
 Communication (115054)
 Computers (241947)
 Construction (38992)
 Consumer (49679)
 Cooking (17061)
 Copywriting (6567)
 Crafts (18204)
 Cuisine (7538)
 Current Affairs (20380)
 Dating (45774)
 EBooks (19685)
 E-Commerce (48193)
 Education (185180)
 Electronics (83491)
 Email (6389)
 Entertainment (159819)
 Environment (28933)
 Ezine (3038)
 Ezine Publishing (5443)
 Ezine Sites (1553)
 Family & Parenting (110897)
 Fashion & Cosmetics (196383)
 Female Entrepreneurs (11842)
 Feng Shui (130)
 Finance & Investment (310257)
 Fitness (105903)
 Food & Beverages (62849)
 Free Web Resources (7938)
 Gambling (30213)
 Gardening (25079)
 Government (10513)
 Health (629245)
 Hinduism (2206)
 Hobbies (44032)
 Home Business (91544)
 Home Improvement (251321)
 Home Repair (46116)
 Humor (4815)
 Import - Export (5449)
 Insurance (45118)
 Interior Design (29544)
 International Property (3485)
 Internet (190967)
 Internet Marketing (146303)
 Investment (22824)
 Islam (1168)
 Judaism (1357)
 Law (80457)
 Link Popularity (4592)
 Manufacturing (20838)
 Marketing (98757)
 MLM (14136)
 Motivation (18211)
 Music (26998)
 New to the Internet (9476)
 Non-Profit Organizations (4048)
 Online Shopping (129608)
 Organizing (7802)
 Party Ideas (11856)
 Pets (38081)
 Poetry (2234)
 Press Release (12670)
 Public Speaking (5620)
 Publishing (7522)
 Quotes (2407)
 Real Estate (126610)
 Recreation & Leisure (95247)
 Relationships (87449)
 Research (16157)
 Sales (80313)
 Science & Technology (110157)
 Search Engines (23445)
 Self Improvement (153090)
 Seniors (6228)
 Sexuality (35942)
 Small Business (49281)
 Software (82955)
 Spiritual (23461)
 Sports (116071)
 Tax (7658)
 Telecommuting (34064)
 Travel & Tourism (307161)
 UK Property Investment (3118)
 Video Games (13422)
 Web Traffic (11724)
 Website Design (56803)
 Website Promotion (36556)
 World News (1000+)
 Writing (35761)
Author Spotlight

Former English Teacher; Musician (20+ years); Freelance Writer ...more

Amit Tiwari is a Digital marketing expert with over 4 years of experience and a wide variety of know...more

I am an essay writer with vast experience in data analysis, PowerPoint writing and research paper ed...more

Mobile Styles, the leading on-demand Beauty & Health app in the U.S. delivers talented professionals...more

Barry K. Brown has been in the Sign, Banner, Decal and Display Business for over 20 years. It isn't ...more

Keep a Clear Head: Top Tips for Beating Jet Lag on a Business Trip by Laura Jeeves

Keep a Clear Head: Top Tips for Beating Jet Lag on a Business Trip by
Article Posted: 09/20/2016
Article Views: 101
Articles Written: 3716
Word Count: 845
Article Votes: 0
AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Keep a Clear Head: Top Tips for Beating Jet Lag on a Business Trip

Travel & Tourism
We all know what it’s like: you’ve scheduled a number of important meetings to make the most of your business trip, then, thanks to the time difference between your destination and your home town, you’re half asleep and struggling to focus through most of them.

Jet lag can be a business traveller’s worst enemy, making you feel tired, run down and often physically unwell at exactly the time when you need to be at your best. The reason for this dreaded condition is the disruption we experience to our circadian rhythm when we travel through two or more time zones.

What Is the Circadian Rhythm?

The circadian rhythm is what most of us know as our ‘body clock’. It reacts to light and dark to tell our body when to sleep and when to be awake. Unfortunately, while human beings have found a way to travel quickly through time zones, our bodies have yet to catch up and it can take several days for our circadian rhythm to adjust.

Why does this matter? Because sleep is an important factor in performing to our best - mentally and physically. Losing just an hour and a half of sleep can lessen our daytime alertness by a third, having a detrimental impact on our memory and thought processes.

So, now we know how important it is, what exactly can we do about it?

Before You Go

Preparing for a business trip can be a stressful time, but try to get everything ready well in advance to make sure that stress before the flight is kept to a minimum. The best preparation for a long-haul flight is a good night’s sleep the night before and, if you can fit it in, an exercise session before you set off. This way your body will be relaxed and ready to sleep when you need it to.

On the Flight

One of the most important things you can do to help your body adjust while you’re actually on the flight is to stay healthy. That means: eating well and drinking plenty of water. Try to avoid alcohol and caffeine, which can both affect sleep patterns and the quality of sleep you will be getting.

It’s a good idea to try to move around a bit during a long-haul flight, so get up and wash your face and brush your teeth to prepare your body for sleep if you’re travelling through the night. It will not only help with circulation but will ready your mind for sleep.

Comfort is important in being able to sleep, or even just relax, inflight. Use pillows and blankets to help you get comfortable, take off your shoes and wear loose fitting clothes.

Most sleep scientists agree that light is the key factor in adjusting to a new time zone and you can start to prepare your body for this on the flight. If you are flying at a time that will be night in your new destination, try to limit the amount of light you see during your flight by wearing sunglasses. If, however, you’re flying in the dark but at a time that will be daylight where you’re going, keep the lights on.

When You Arrive

Again, light will play a major factor in helping your body adjust, so if you’ve flown into daylight make sure you get outside. Try to soak up as much light as you can to help your body clock work out what’s going on.

If you arrive at night, keep lights dim. Try to avoid TV and computer screens, as the bright light they give off will only confuse matters. Tip: apps like Flux and Dimmer will help avoid this problem.

With business drinks and meals it can be difficult to eat well on a business trip, but limiting alcohol, avoiding caffeine and trying not to eat overly rich foods will all help with promoting a good night’s sleep.

At Work in a New Time Zone

Be kind to yourself - if possible, try to arrange meetings for a time of day that would have been part of your working day at home. For example, if you’re five hours ahead, try to book in meetings in the morning or midday and avoid the afternoon, which would be late night back home.

Try to let as much light (preferably daylight) into the meeting room as possible. This will queue your body to be awake and alert.

The thing to remember about travelling across time zones is that it will have an impact on your performance. Give yourself the best possible start by taking some of the advice above and you’ll be sharp and focused for everything you want to achieve.

Patrick Chong is the Managing Director of InsureMore, an award-winning team of specialists in global single trip, family and annual travel insurance for anyone going on a holiday or business trip. Besides offering great deals on travel insurance, Patrick also collects and shares the best free travel competitions to help his clients get the most out of their holidays.

Related Articles - Business, trip,

Email this Article to a Friend!

Receive Articles like this one direct to your email box!
Subscribe for free today!

 Rate This Article  
Completely useless, should be removed from directory.
Minimal useful information.
Decent and informative.
Great article, very informative and helpful.
A 'Must Read'.

 Author Login 
Register for Author Account


Advertiser Login


   Limited Time $60 Offer!
   90  Days-1.5 Million Views  


Great Paranormal Romance

World News


Stevert Mckenzie, Travel Enthusiast. ...more

Steve Bye is currently a fiction writer, who published his first novel, ‘Looking Forward Through The...more

Author of four books and two screenplays; frequent magazine contributor. I have four other books "in...more

Susan Friesen, founder of the award-winning web development and digital marketing firm eVision Media...more

Paul Azorin Chief Technology Officer at BairesDev Pablo Azorín is the Founder and Chief Techno...more

James is a Research Enthusiast that focuses on the understanding of how things work and can be impro...more

Warm greetings to you!! Hello there, my name is Treena (Smiley) Murphy I am a part time blogge...more

At LeadGenerators, we specialise in content-led Online Marketing Strategies for our clients in the t...more

About Us Luminhome Lighting provide one-stop services in lighting design and manufacture of LED lum...more

Kiranpreet (Kiran) Kaur, D.D.S., who received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the prestigio...more

HomeLinksAbout UsContact UsTerms of UsePrivacy PolicyFAQResources
Copyright © 2019, All rights reserved.
Some pages may contain portions of text relating to certain topics obtained from under the GNU FDL license