If you’re waiting to jet off on a long-haul flight this summer, you might be wondering how to handle the jet lag when you touch down.

The excitement of a holiday is something you don’t want to lose to the worry about jet lag so it’s worth knowing how to ease it.

The fitted furniture experts at Online Bedrooms have shared their top tips to help holidaymakers ease jet lag after travelling abroad.

Changing time zones can cause fatigue but there are some ways you can help ease its effect on you.

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6 ways to ease jet lag after travelling

A spokesperson at Online Bedrooms said: “After coming back from an enjoyable holiday, travellers need to get back to their routines as soon as possible.

“Unfortunately, anyone travelling across time zones is going to experience jet lag and will struggle with exhaustion and tiredness.

“That is why these tips are important to help ease jet lag and get Brits back to normal sleeping patterns as soon as possible. Travel fatigue is not nice, but luckily there are several ways to help alleviate the effects of jet lag.”

Top tips for easing jet lag

Get back to normal

As soon as your plane lands, Online Bedrooms says it’s best to return to your normal sleep schedule.

You should try hard to stick to the recommended eight hours of sleep a night to ensure a healthy sleep schedule.

Set alarms

Turn on alarms for the morning so you avoid a lie-in as Online Bedrooms recommends only sleeping during the night and avoiding napping during the day.

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Get outside

Make sure you get plenty of light exposure during the day even if it’s cloudy.

Enjoying some time outside will increase your vitamin D levels and help regulate your body clock plus it helps produce the melatonin hormone which makes the body tired.


Coffee, tea, energy and fizzy drinks can help increase the body’s alertness throughout the day whilst you battle with jet lag.

However, Online Bedrooms warns that you shouldn’t overconsume caffeine and says you should only drink it in moderation to get a good night's sleep.

You should also drink plenty of water to keep your hydration levels up and to help manage jet lag.

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Get active

Exercise benefits both the mind and body and moving around can help rejuvenate the body.

You could go out for a short walk, jog or bike ride to help give you a quick energy boost.

Exercise can also induce tiredness for a deep sleep when it’s nighttime.

Give your body time

You’ll need to give your body time to adjust back to normal which will take a few days to fully adapt to daily and sleep routines.

Try to stay relaxed and stress-free while you have jet lag to avoid adding pressure to the body while it recovers.