how to beat jet lag

Everyone knows jetlag is something they’ll have to deal with when traveling across time zones. When I traveled to Italy and Greece, I spent my first few nights in Italy awake at 3:00 AM watching hilarious Italian cartoons that I couldn’t understand with my mom. Though hilarious, it was a lot less funny to be exhausted the next day for our wake-up calls.

So why do we get jet lag? Our bodies have an internal clock that known as the circadian rhythm that is your 24-hour physiological process of literally just being alive. While it is monitored internally, external factors like temperature and sunlight can have an effect. When you travel across time zones, the local time and your internal clock doesn’t match up. It makes you stay up late too late or wake up too early and can really impact your mood when you travel.

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