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Do any mums out there know how I can prevent jet lag? I am flying from Australia to England and don’t know if there is any way to help prevent getting too jet lagged? Any suggestions would be much appreciated! Thanks.

Posted anonymously, 6th December 2013

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  • I’ve never been on such a long flight! I’ve been told sleeping if you can helps. Lots of water to keep hydrated

  • Sleeping on the plane seems to help!

  • Always drink plenty of water and eat small snacks and get some rest on the plane too.

  • Try to sleep on the plane. Keep hydrated. Keep a watch on Aussie time and try to balance Aus time with Eng time. Not sure you can completely eliminate it

  • From my own personal experience … sleep as much as you can on the plane …. and it depends on what time you are landing I got in …. in the evening so I had a few hours awake then went to bed… but sleeping on the plane is the best way

  • there are some good comments here

  • I’ll be flying to Europe soon and was thinking about going to gp to get a sleeping tablet for the plane so I arrive rested. Is this a good idea?

  • just try to stay awake until it’s sleep time over there!

  • Hope all goes well for you.

  • Memo and mcspenny both have great answers for you and I would have said much along the same lines. Some people find it tricky to sleep on planes so it might be useful to go to your local pharmacy to get an over the counter sleep aide so you can at least be well rested. I myself find it extremely difficult if not impossible to sleep on planes.

  • Avoid alcohol on the plane and drink lots of water.

  • On the plane, make sure you have plenty of fluids and eat even if not hungry. Take a book, read, relax and try to sleep. After getting off the plane nap for a couple of hours if possible, go to sleep at the local time as this helps to adjust your internal body time clock much quicker.

  • i felt fine after 18 hours of flying and multiple stop overs then then next day i felt horrid wish id gotten sleep on the plane or tried to change my sleep pattern before i left oz!

  • I would try and sleep to fit in with their time zone, work out when your landing whether it be day or night and get yourself into their time zone while in air. you will find that cabin pressure makes it easy to sleep

  • Drink coffee and stay awake to reset the body clock

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