5 Tips to Recover from Jet Lag

posted by on 2014.08.12, under Chriselle Inc., tips, TRAVEL


Hi loves,

Jet lag has been something I’ve struggled with as I travel constantly back and forth to New York, Asia, and Europe for fashion week and business meetings, but over the years I’ve discovered some tricks that help me recover faster from jet lag. Here are my 5 Tips to Recover from Jet Lag.

1. Start fighting jetlag ON the plane

I start fighting jet lag immediately when I get on the plane. If I know I will be arriving to LA during the day, I’ll sleep on the plane to get rest for the day. Vice versa, if I’m arriving to LA at night, then no matter how tired I am on the plane I’ll stay awake so I can sleep when I get home. That way, you’re already programming your body while you’re traveling home to get back on track.

2. Taking a hot bath before you sleep

My muscles can get sore from sitting on long plane rides so when I get home, I like to take a long hot bath to wind down mentally and to relax my muscles. By the time I get out of the bath I’m so relaxed and warm that I’m ready for bed!

3. Spend time out doors 

When I come back from Paris I can stay jet lagged for days because of the different time zones. Last summer I found out that spending time outdoors can help me recover from jet lag quicker. The sun helps my body re-adjust to the current time zone.

4. Don’t take naps

It’s very tempting to take naps to get a bit of rest but that only prolongs your jet lag. I try not to take naps so I can train my body to get back on my normal sleeping schedule. It’s hard to not take naps but trust me, it’s better in the long run to help your body re-adjust!

5. Ginger tea 

As I mentioned earlier, I like to drink ginger tea while I’m traveling.  Traveling can take a toll on your body so I think it’s important to take care of your body especially when you’re traveling. Ginger tea is not only amazing in promoting body wellness but also for reliving muscle soreness, colds, and jet lag!

And there you have it, my top 5 secret tips on recovering from jet lag! Do you guys have any tips that I missed? Please let me know in the comments!



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kulwinder ( August 15, 2014 at 4:53 AM )

Great tips!! Thank you for sharing!!


Olga ( August 13, 2014 at 5:27 AM )

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Luciana ( August 12, 2014 at 8:48 PM )

    Thanks Luciana! Glad you loved these tips! xoxo Chriselle

    Chriselle ( August 15, 2014 at 2:38 AM )

Wonderful tips! I like to stay hydrated on the plane with water or some Orange Juice (yay for vitamin C!)


Amanda ( August 12, 2014 at 7:30 PM )

I like the hot bath. I get into a hot bath as well when I come back. I’ll try the ginger tea, it sounds helpful. Thanks dear!


Juliana ( August 12, 2014 at 3:30 PM )

    The Ginger tea really does wonders! There’s a specific brand that I like that really helps too. Glad these tips helped…Happy traveling :) xoxo Chriselle

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Jessica ( August 12, 2014 at 1:01 PM )

I’ll try out the ginger tea. Never heard of that but sounds interesting!


Lisa ( August 12, 2014 at 10:14 AM )

    Hi Lisa! It really does help..I like using this one specific brand (that I linked), it really helps me recover fast!! Happy traveling xoxo Chriselle

    Chriselle ( August 15, 2014 at 2:40 AM )

Great tip to spend time outside!

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Temi Truly ( August 12, 2014 at 9:44 AM )

    Hi Temi! I always force myself to be out when I want to take a nap when i’m jet lagged…it’s so worth it! xoxo Chriselle

    Chriselle ( August 15, 2014 at 2:41 AM )

I love Ginger Tea! Great tips Chriselle :)
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Melissa ( August 12, 2014 at 9:33 AM )

    Thanks so much Melissa! Isn’t Ginger tea the best??? xoxo Chriselle

    Chriselle ( August 15, 2014 at 2:41 AM )

Such great tips!


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    Thanks love! Glad that these tips helped :) xoxo Chriselle

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That’s such a useful guide. My personal favorite is the third point: nothing speaks against a fresh breeze of air. However, instead of tea I’d prefer a glass of cool water. Helps me clear my head.


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    Water is always the magic potion..you can never have too much water :) Thanks for stopping by! xoxo Chriselle

    Chriselle ( August 15, 2014 at 2:42 AM )

Thanks so much! Really handy tips :)


CHAMA FASHION ( August 12, 2014 at 7:11 AM )

    Thanks hun! Glad you found these tips to be helpful! Happy Traveling! xoxo Chriselle

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TERESA ( August 12, 2014 at 5:52 AM )

    Thanks Teresa! I’ve been using these two pieces pretty much every time I travel :) xoxo Chriselle

    Chriselle ( August 15, 2014 at 2:43 AM )

This is so helpful! The no taking naps trick is something always try to follow when I travel because it makes sleeping later much easier. Also, I never heard of drinking ginger tea to combat jet lag. Definitely trying it out next time!


Liz ( August 12, 2014 at 5:50 AM )

    Hi Liz! Im so glad that this helped!! Ginger tea does miracles for me (especially the brand that I linked). Naps are so tempting but they really mess up with your internal clock! Happy Traveling! xoxo Chriselle

    Chriselle ( August 15, 2014 at 2:44 AM )

Never heard of the ginger tea tip, but sounds like a great one!



Vivian ( August 12, 2014 at 5:49 AM )

    Hi Vivian! Yes! Ginger tea is absolutely amazing…especially the one i linked. Happy Traveling! xoxo Chriselle

    Chriselle ( August 15, 2014 at 2:44 AM )

Great tips!
I do the one where you sleep or stay awake on the plane and also, no naps!
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Belen ( August 12, 2014 at 5:41 AM )

    Hi Belen! It’s so tempting to take naps, but it’s best not to!! Happy Traveling!! xoxo Chriselle

    Chriselle ( August 15, 2014 at 2:45 AM )

Great tips. I always stick to these when I travel – you have to be strict with yourself!

Rachel ( August 12, 2014 at 5:21 AM )

Spend time outdoors and not taking naps are def. two advices that I stand behind too, it’s so true!


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