Do you know what humans have in common with fungi? We both operate on 24-hour, or circadian, rhythms. While this is of little concern to a portabella, it can really mess up a human who travels across more than a couple of time zones. Left unaddressed, jet lag can take your body and mind several days to adjust to a different time zone, wreaking havoc on your vacation plans. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to fight jet lag and win.
Start a few days ahead of your trip by nudging your schedule forward or slowing it down to sync up with your destination’s time zone. If you’re heading east, get up and go to bed earlier than usual. Reverse the sequence when flying west. Just a couple hours’ of readjustment can make a big difference. If it’s morning at your destination, a few hours’ shut-eye on the plane will be a big help. You might look into booking an overnight flight, especially if you’re heading east, such as from the U.S. to Europe. Continue reading