IV Therapy for Jet Lag
Whether it’s for business or pleasure, snap out of the time-hop with this quick and reliable pick-me-up. Just the ticket when frequent flying places strain on your mind and body.
Why feel sick longer with jet lag when you travel across the country than you have to when our treatment protocols can start taking effect almost immediately?
Kick jet lag to the curb, and fight fatigue with a targeted treatment. Schedule a mobile IV drip today from the comfort of your home, hotel room, or gathering, and let our medics help you feel better instantly.
Everyone has a circadian rhythm – a natural sleep/wake cycle. When we travel for long period, especially across time zones, our circadian rhythm can be affected- which can also impact our mental and physical performance. NAD+, known as the “miracle molecule” can help restore energy to cells and in turn, improve sleep quality. As we age, NAD+ levels deplete. Add this to a long flight across the country, and it is the perfect combination to feel burned out and overcome with fatigue for a few days.
Jet lag is a temporary sleep disorder that occurs after you have traveled across multiple time zones.
Air travel disrupts your circadian rhythm, also known as your ‘body clock’, which tells your body when to wake up and go to sleep. It usually takes a day or two to adjust to the new time zone, but some people may experience lingering symptoms.
Being out of synchronization with the local time is inconvenient for anyone, but especially for business travelers to Colorado who have clients to meet and productivity goals to reach.
The farther you travel, the worse your symptoms can be. In addition, the symptoms of jet lag are generally worse when you are traveling west to east.
Symptoms of jet lag include…
- Daytime sleepiness
- Difficulty concentrating
- Mood swings
- Difficulty getting to sleep or staying asleep
- Digestive changes
How Business Travelers Can Overcome Jet Lag Quickly
Overcome jet lag quickly. Ideally, planning to arrive in Denver a day or two in advance will give you some buffer to work with. This extra time can help absorb any travel delays as well as provide the opportunity to start getting accustomed to the new timezone. Unfortunately, this isn’t always an option for everyone.
Overcoming jet lag quickly takes some planning in advance of your trip. While it may not be possible to prevent jet lag, you can certainly reduce the severity and duration of symptoms.
Before you go…
Adjust your bedtime: Move your usual bedtime an hour or two (depending on where you are going) a couple of days before your trip. This will help you adjust to the time in your destination faster.
Choose a flight that works with your schedule: If you’re a morning person, a red-eye flight might be perfect for you if you can sleep on the plane. If you’re an evening person, however, a morning flight could make your jet lag symptoms even worse. Pick a flight that works with your natural body clock.
Avoid excessive caffeine and alcohol: While caffeine can give you a jolt to get moving for an early morning flight, resist the temptation to grab your usual second or third cup so you can get some shut eye on the plane. Alcohol, meanwhile, can take the edge off of the stress of travel, but it can also impair your ability to get some sleep in transit.
Consider a nap: A nap can help you feel refreshed when you get to your destination, especially if you didn’t sleep well the night before.
When you arrive…
Exercise or stay active: Whether you hit the hotel gym or take a walk around town, staying active can help you stay awake and alert, helping you adjust to the local time zone faster.
Think in local time: Reset your watch and phone when you get to your destination and think about time in terms of what the clock says, not what your body is telling you – a classic case of ‘mind over matter.
Stick to your usual schedule in the new time zone: While your usual bedtime might seem impossibly far away when you’re exhausted, sticking it out will help your body clock reset faster.
Take a shower: If you’re feeling sluggish, a cool or cold shower may help you stay awake long enough to get to lights out time in the new time zone.
Stay in the sunlight as much as possible: Staying in the sun can help your circadian rhythm adjust to the new time zone more quickly and reduce the length of your jet lag symptoms.
Leave your work at the office: While this might not be possible for everyone, it’s a good idea to try to relax and unwind when you get back to your hotel room. Thinking about work will keep your mind awake and can make it difficult to get to sleep.
Avoid excessive caffeine and alcohol: Although caffeine can help you get through the day, drinking a cup too late can cause sleeplessness. Alcohol can be helpful when it comes to unwinding, but a few drinks too many can affect the quality of your sleep.
IV Vitamins and Hydration for Quick Relief from Jet Lag
Overcome jet lag quickly with IV Therapy delivered to you, in the comfort of your hotel room. Here are some of the benefits you will experience on top of feeling better from being jet-lagged: