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Don’t Let Jet Lag Hurt Your Productivity

“1. Drink less water — more often.
Your body is made up of more than 60 percent water. Because of the dry airplane cabin air, it’s easy to get dehydrated while flying across multiple time zones. To regulate itself appropriately, your body needs enough water throughout the day. For me, dehydration effects include headaches and disrupted sleeping patterns that can last through the next day.

When I say “less water,” I don’t mean in general, I mean all at once. Sip water along the way. I’ve seen too many of my cabin mates go on water binges. They don’t drink water (though they may have a couple of cocktails or glasses of wine), and then at the end of the flight, they chug a bottle of water, hoping it makes up for the hours in the air. But drinking a lot of water at once may make you feel bloated, even tricking your stomach into thinking you’re full, which could interfere with the nutrition you consume that first day of a trip.

I have a goal, no matter the length of the flight: four ounces of water an hour. The more regulated your body is, the easier it will be to handle jumping time zones and being productive while you’re abroad. The secondary benefit of this is that I have to get up to use the restroom during the flight — and stretching your legs is always good.”


For more tips on avoiding jet lag click here: Don’t Let Jet Lag Hurt Your Productivity | Entrepreneur.com.