December 20 2020

HOW TO PREVENT JET LAG

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Every day, millions of travellers struggle against one of the most common sleep disorders — jet lag. For years, jet lag was considered merely a state of mind. Now, studies have shown that the condition actually results from an imbalance in our body’s natural “biological clock” caused by traveling to different time zones. Basically, our bodies work on a 24-hour cycle called “circadian rhythms.” These rhythms are measured by the distinct rise and fall of body temperature, plasma levels of certain hormones and other biological conditions. All of these are influenced by our exposure to sunlight and help determine when we sleep and when we wake.

When traveling to a new time zone, our circadian rhythms are slow to adjust and remain on their original biological schedule for several days. This results in our bodies telling us it is time to sleep, when it’s actually the middle of the afternoon, or it makes us want to stay awake when it is late at night. This experience is known as jet lag.

Some simple behavioural adjustments before, during and after arrival at your destination can help minimize some of the side effects of jet lag.

Select a flight that allows early evening arrival and stay up until 10 p.m. local time. (If you must sleep during the day, take a short nap in the early afternoon, but no longer than 30 minutes. Set an alarm to be sure not to over sleep.)

Anticipate the time change for trips by getting up and going to bed earlier several days prior to an eastward trip and later for a westward trip.
Upon boarding the plane, change your watch to the destination time zone.
Avoid alcohol or caffeine at least three to four hours before bedtime. Both act as “stimulants” and prevent sleep.

Upon arrival at a destination, avoid heavy meals
(a snack—not chocolate—is okay).

Avoid any heavy exercise close to bedtime.
(Light exercise earlier in the day is fine.)

Bring earplugs and blindfolds to help dampen noise and block out unwanted light while sleeping.

Try to get outside in the sunlight whenever possible. Daylight is a powerful stimulant for regulating the biological clock.
(Staying indoors worsens jet lag.)

Contrary to popular belief, the type of foods we eat have no effect on minimizing jet lag.

According to experts, stress or the potential for stress is another problem that can lead to sleeplessness. Two common travel related stress conditions are the “First Night Effect” and the “On-Call Effect.” The first condition occurs when trying to sleep in a new or unfamiliar environment. The second is caused by the nagging worry that something just might wake you up, such as the possibility of a phone ringing, hallway noise or another disruption.

Try these tips on you next trip to help avoid travel-related stress and subsequent sleeplessness.

Check with the hotel to see if voice mail services are available to guests. Then, whenever possible, have your calls handled by the service.

Check your room for potential sleep disturbances that may be avoided; e.g., light shining through the drapes, unwanted in-room noise, etc.

Utilize music, ambient noise machines, or even better “Sleep Recordings” in the hotel room to create a familiar pattern for sleep.

Request two wake-up calls in case you miss the first one.

Jet Lag Clocks

By listening to Speed Sleep repeatedly you will quickly:
Achieve deep sleep within minutes
Awaken refreshed, even during the day, from a 25 minute Speed Sleep nap
Discover new sources of physical energy and mental sharpness
Minimize the effects of jet lag when traveling

Speed Sleep I & II Bundle Digital Download
Speed Sleep I & II Bundle Digital Download

Speed Sleep I & II Bundle Digital Download

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Digital Speed Sleep Kit
(MP3 Download)

Speed Sleep Original and Speed Sleep Health & Fitness:

Both versions for a combined value
Audio aids for better sleep and fitness
The compounded effectiveness of both programs used together

 

Speed Sleep I:

An audio (mp3) download to help induce deep sleep.

Digital Speed Sleep I
(MP3 Download)

By listening to Speed Sleep repeatedly you will quickly:

  • Achieve deep sleep within minutes
  • Awaken refreshed, even during the day, from a 25 minute Speed Sleep nap
  • Discover new sources of physical energy and mental sharpness
  • Minimize the effects of jet lag when traveling

 

Sleep on Demand
Speed Sleep consists of a guided visualization that uses voice and background music to condition a response of deep sleep. The tracks contain certain language patterns or triggers – called “anchors” – that generate this response, and with repeated listenings the anchors can even be used at any time, with or without the Speed Sleep audio. It works so well because Speed Sleep pairs an old sleep stimulus – lying down in a darkened room with closed eyes – with a new one, the words and music on the recording. With repeated listening, this audio will become strongly entwined with sleep in your mind that it will produce an engrained response – a state of relaxation and then a deep sleep.
At this point, you have essentially conditioned yourself to sleep intensely on command – and you will begin to experience the increased physical and mental capabilities that go hand in hand with regular high quality sleep.

 

 Speed Sleep II:

Digital Speed Sleep II
(MP3 Download)

Mental Conditioning for Achieving Your Ideal Body is a follow-up CD to the highly successful Speed Sleep CD which allows listeners to enjoy the equivalent of a deep relaxed sleep in just 25 minutes. Speed Sleep II utilizes the same conditioned response created by the original Speed Sleep. The beginning and ending are identical…even the background music track is the same.

Once deeply asleep, Speed Sleep II has guided imagery to focus the mind on better health and fitness. This imagery helps you to “program” your mind to desire healthier alternatives and to achieve your ideal body. Repeated use of this CD will increase it’s effectiveness.

Speed Sleep II is effective if you have never listened to the original Speed Sleep but it will require repeated listening to deepen the patterns in your mind. Repeated use of this CD while asleep can increase your motivation for healthier choices while awake.

The focus of Speed Sleep II is on powerful messages that reinforce healthy eating habits and physical activity. There are no subliminal messages in either Speed Sleep I or Speed Sleep II. If desired you can force yourself to stay in the awake and alert state of mind and listen to all the messages from beginning to end so that you will more fully understand the mental conditioning that is taking place

 

 

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