Health Precautions Before, During and After Travel

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Sleep pattern disturbance or Jetlag

Jetlag occurs only with air travel when one flies through different time zones. It does not occur during travel by road, sea or rail. This is because the body has the time to adjust to time zone differences.

Common symptoms of jet lag are tiredness, difficulty in sleeping, irritability, inability to concentrate and headache. This problem can be minimized by adjusting sleep and wake up time according to the intended destination one or two days before departure. Air passengers should drink plenty of fluids during flight, avoid smoking and caffeine, and avoid consuming excessive alcohol. Such measures should minimize jetlag.

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Thanks for this excellent information.
sivakumar99  Friday, May 14, 2010
useful information!
navin123  Thursday, November 12, 2009
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