January 25, 2020
Herbal and Home Remedies for Jet Lag Disorder
Jet lag is a sleep disorder caused by disturbance of internal clock and it is very common in air travelers who travel multiple time zones. It will affect your sleeping pattern which can cause anxiety, confusion, etc. But one can treat these symptoms with the help of some home and herbal remedies. Planet Ayurveda provides a great herbal treatment which can treat jet lag naturally and without any side effect on your health.
Your body has an internal clock which tells when to sleep and when to awake but when this internal clock gets disturbed by time zone due to traveling your body will experience sleep disturbance this is known as jet lag and it is very common in travelers who travel multiple times to different time zone. It will affect your daily routine.
In jet lag, you experience day time fatigue, anxiety, irritability, etc. which can cause a disturbance in your daily activity. Your body takes some days to get in sync with the new environment and you will get relief from these symptoms.
In this modern world, people use to travel a lot due to work. Flying in different time zone can cause jet lag because our internal clock is set according to home time which gets disturbed by flying and our all routine gets disturbed due to the time gap. Our body struggles to cope with a new schedule. Thus, when an Indian arrives in Australia at midnight Australia time, his body continues to operate according to Indian time. He/she will take some days to fit in a new schedule. Pilots, flight attendants, and business travelers are most likely to have jet lag due to their lifestyle.
Jet lag According to Ayurveda
In Ayurveda, we believe that our body consists of three energies Vata, Pitta, Kapha. These three energies are important to maintain body functions. If any energy is increased or decreased it will affect the body function. During flights, Vata which consists of Vayu (air) component increases which cause gas, dryness, constipation, insomnia, and lower immunity.
Jet lag Can Cause Various Symptoms
- Mood changes
- Decreased alertness
Herbal Remedies for Jet Lag Disorder
There are wonderful herbal remedies by Planet Ayurveda to cure jet lag like sleep naturals, Brahmi Capsules, Energo plan syrup. These herbal remedies are formulated using pure and natural herbs. These herbs are used since ages there are no added chemicals and preservatives in these herbal remedies.
1. Sleep Naturals
Sleep natural contains Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera), Tagar, Jatamansi, shankhpushpi, Brahmi, vacha, sapgandha. These are nervine tonic which helps to pacify the nervous system. It helps in insomnia and sleeping disorders.
Dosage: 1-2 capsule at night before sleep with water or milk
2. Brahmi Capsules
Brahmi is a non-aromatic soft, perennial, creeping herb with succulent leaves. Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) known as a brain tonic. It is very effective in insomnia and act as a stress buster and helps to overcome sleep disorder and mental disorder.
Dosage: 1-2 capsule twice daily with plain water after a meal
3. Energo Plan Syrup
This syrup contain jeevnati, amalaki, shatvari, ashwagandha, gokshure, etc. it is very effective in insomnia. This syrup helps in maintain energy levels. Jeevnati is helpful in maintain energy levels and help to overcome weaknesses. Amalaki helps to calm Vata dosh and maintain energy levels.
Dosage: 1-2 teaspoon twice a day
Home remedies are the simplest and help us overcome our problems without any side effects.
Here are Some Most Beneficial Jet lag Home Remedies
1. Adjusting to The Time Zone Before You Leave
Adjusting your bedtime and wake time to your destination time before your travel is another strategy to beat jet lag. If you are going to the east, it means going to sleep one hour earlier than normal on day one and waking up one hour earlier. On day two, your bedtime would we two hours earlier and wake time would be two hours earlier. On the third day, your bedtime would be three hours earlier and wake time would be three hours earlier. If traveling west your bedtime would be one hour later.
2. Bright Light Therapy
Our circadian rhythm is strongly influenced by light, exposing yourself to bright light at a certain time of day is a powerful way to shift your internal clock. Bright light exposure early in the day may help to get your internal clock in sync with your new time zone. Walk-in sunshine, opening curtains folds or turning on lamps are beneficial.
3. Caffeine and Alcohol Consumption
Caffeine and alcohol consumption may interfere with our sleeping pattern so it’s better to avoid caffeine and alcohol consumption in an airplane
4. Avoid Heavy Meals
Eating smaller meals which include protein, fruits and vegetables and avoiding fast foods is beneficial. The energy level will be steady rather than rising or crashing. Drink water to stay hydrated.
Exercising at 7 A.M. or between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. shifted the circadian rhythm to an earlier time, while engaging in exercise between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. pushes the body clock back.
With the above information, jet lag is a curable disease by using some herbal and home remedies. These remedies are beneficial for this disease and having no side effects and one can easily adjust in a new time zone and can concentrate on his work.