Thursday, July 14, 2016

Leaving on a Jet Plane - JET LAG

On last Monday's Monday's with Marge Sophia Rose asked about Jet Lag and air travel:
 Hello Marge, What do you recommend for air travel and jet lag from Nature's Gift Aromatherapy treasures?
Nature's Gift Aromatherapy
Nature's Gift Aromatherapy Okay... there are  two effects of jet lag. Because your body's clock is out of sync with your surroundings, you want to sleep when you need to be up and going, and are wide awake at bed time. So we look at the two situations differently.

For stimulation, 
for staying awake until it is time to sleep... my first choice is Pink Grapefruit oil, the most energizing oil I know of. Other choices might be Rosemary Cineole, or our Focus blend, for mental focus. 

And for sedation... to help you sleep when your body says "it's morning!" you might look at your favorite lavender, at spikenard or valerian if you are drawn to them, or to our SleepEase or Relax synergies. 

My experience, if at all possible, try to allow your body time to ease into the new time zone. perhaps compromise with it a bit. Go to bed right after dinner the first evening or two, etc.
ALSO.. I would want to carry a FluFoil inhaler, and a one oz bottle of KleenHandz Gel in my purse,
Make a variety of color coded inhalers 

for fairly obvious reasons. Some folks suggest carrying a one oz spritzer of Neroli or another hydrosol for hydrating your skin, etc. but that can impinge on the freedom of others NOT to breath your lovely hydrosol. So I'm less sure of that. (unless you have true panic attacks when flying.. then you NEED neroli hydrosol.. and Reunite' . but thats a different issue.)
At the airport and inflight the issues tend to be protecting yourself from germ-laden surroundings (and dry airline air!) and keeping hydrated.  During extra long flights we recommend wearing compression hose, and, if at all possible, getting up and moving around in the aisle. (Love aisle seats. if you have a window seat and move around a lot you will not endear yourself to your seatmates.   If your tranocean flight will have you arriving in the evening, STAY AWAKE on your flight. Pack a thriller to keep you turning pages.   If you are arriving in the morning, do everything possible to sleep through your flght. (See the sedatives, above.)  Inhalers or rollerballs will work....If you have chosen Valerian or Spikenard, perhaps an inhaler would be more neighbor-friendly.

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