Travel Advice

America and Back……..The Restful Way

June 9, 2011 • By

This is a sponsored guest post from London’s Charlotte Kay with Holiday Extras

As someone who makes the trip over the pond a fair bit I am not unfamiliar with jet lag. In fact, to tell the truth it is the bane of traveling life. I love the trips, visiting people and all that, I don’t even mind the flights – comfy chair and loads of films…..what’s not to like? But every single time I go I am struck by jet lag and it leaves me grumpy and exhausted.

When I get back people always think I’ve had a rubbish time just because the lag has taken hold and I’m too tired to be bothered to share the fun I had. Luckily, a friend with whom I travel with quite a lot has caught onto a genius idea. It’s really very simple but that’s the beauty of it. It works on the premise of taking jet-lag’s nemesis, regular sleep, and deploying it liberally on everyone who flies.

What we’ve started doing is booking into one of the hotels at Heathrow for the night before and after we fly. We have a night before we fly to begin adjusting to the time difference and when we get back we can sleep off our residual drowsiness before resuming normal life.READ MORE