Travel Fatigue Symptoms

  posted by: Dennis


Travel Fatigue SymptomsAir travelling to another country which has different time zone can zap the energy out from you.  This then cause jet lag or known medically as desynchronosis.  Jet lag is not a disease; however it causes some problems on the part of the travelers such as disorientation alongside extreme fatigue and insomnia.  Let’s read more about some of the travel fatigue symptoms experienced by most people.

Symptoms of Travel Fatigue

Other symptoms associated to this condition include the following:

  • Insomnia which is experienced temporarily
  • Fatigue
  • Disorientation or confusion
  • Irregularities in heartbeat
  • Headache
  • Irritability
  • Dehydration
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Sweating

How to Manage Travel Fatigue Symptoms

Exercising before the flight as well as having enough rest is ideal in avoiding the symptoms of travel fatigue.  This makes you body in good shape thus energy will not be depleted easily.  Medication treatment such as sleeping pills may be taken to induce sleep while on a trip, but it would be better to consult your doctor about it. Alcohol and caffeinated drinks should be avoided as they can dehydrate you thus intensifying travel fatigue symptoms. Alcohol or alcohol hangover is another one which should be avoided since they can alter the feeling and will just make you feel tired as ever. Try to get as much sleep as possible during the flight.  Make use of blindfolds, and neck rests to be comfortable enough while flying. You shouldn’t forget to exercise as well.  Simple stretches are already helpful to prevent such symptoms.  Once you’ve arrived to the place with a different time zone, you can wait for their local bedtime before you sleep to avoid suffering from insomnia.

Jet lag may be annoying when experienced, however it’s perfectly worth it especially when you’ve seen such beautiful places for your holiday trip.  Enjoy!





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Date: March 17, 2011 | Category: General Health
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