How to sleep better on business trips

4/9/2015 2:37:17 PM

How to sleep better on business tripsJet lag isn’t about sleep; it’s about alertness. Crossing time pushes you out of your normal rhythm. Get into the right rhythm and you will be fine, Entrepreneur reports.

How to get into the right rhythm, like when you travelled to an earlier time zone? Experts advise to try bright light (bring an energy light) late in the day to stay awake. And if the jet lag makes you feel groggy the next morning, half a milligram of melatonin may help you reset your internal clock. If you are going to cross multiple time zones, start acclimating your internal clock by resetting your watch when you board the plane. Then take a sleeping pill and about 3 milligrams of melatonin, to sleep well and awake relaxed.

If you find that you will not fall asleep easily in your hotel bed away from home, you are not the only business traveller that experiences this. This is caused by the fact that the mind is not shutting down because you’re in an unfamiliar setting. How to cope with this? Focus on your own breathing. Count your breaths, feel your chest rise and fall.

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