Most people really suffer from jet lag after travelling long distances. The good news is that suffering IS avoidable — you just have to be willing to change some flying habits i.e. not do what most people are doing on long flights. It’s worth it!
Working at Samahita, on an island in Thailand, means inevitable long trips for many of us. We have become more and more accustomed to this over the years having trialed all the ways to hack jet lag. It’s so important for us to be able to land with the least amount of impact from a long trip, and get straight to work with joy, even after having travelled half way across the world. And of course, we also want to help our guests to get more out of their stay too.
Yes, there may be fatigue. This is normal as your circadian rhythm is inevitably off, and sleep deprivation is perhaps unavoidable. But that groggy, heavy yet wired feeling that lasts for days is unnecessary suffering. All it takes is a little bit of preparation.
Here are our top tips for surviving long haul flights and to feeling as best as you can when you land.