If there’s one thing that travellers don’t want to deal with, it’s jet lag.
Actually, for some people it’s kind of a status symbol.
Like a celebrity going to rehab.
“Ugh, I feel so jet lagged, because I travel all over the planet, cos I have this cool job and my company will fold if not for me and I really just get to see all these awesome places but I’m so tired cos I’m jet lagged are you ever jet lagged oh wait no you’ve got a desk job and your company doesn’t send you flying across the globe like Superman you really should follow my Instagram at least people will think you’re cool because they might think I’m actually your friend.”
For a lot of people, though, it’s a status symbol they’d rather be without.
But how do you beat jet lag?
The Lumie method
Lumie, a company that makes their money by selling what they call wake-up lights, SAD lights and acne therapy lights, reckons they have exactly the right tool to help you plan for and combat jet lag.
They call it the Jet Lag Optimiser.
Now, the tool’s name might fool you into thinking that they’re selling a product that increases your jet lag, like a bottle store selling whiskey as a cure for a hangover.
But that’s apparently not what this is.
This tool helps you calculate how to beat jet lag.
Along with one of their products, this method of calculation and preparation helps your circadian rhythm get back on track. It gives it a great big slap across the back and before you know it your circadian rhythm is grooving sweetly to a smooth Kenny G tune.
If you’re a jet-setter, take a look at this tool. You can save the page to your mobile phone too; keep it handy for the next time you have a meeting in California with Obama and you’re stuck in a Helsinki hotel room playing poker with Prince William and Kim Jong-un.
For those who prefer a different approach, here are some other ways in which you can get the better of your jet lag.
The blindfold method
The matchstick in the eye method
An old favourite used by the jet lagged across the globe.
The carry heavy stuff wherever you’re going method
Your mind won’t be on your jet lag, that’s for sure.
The run everywhere method
Running keeps you awake like nothing else.
The meeting in a freezer method
Guaranteed to keep you awake, no matter how boring the meeting.
The sit behind a desk method
Prevention is better than cure.
There you have it. A number of proven methods to kick jet lag in the pants, right where it matters.