5. Layovers – Be Active while you’re on the ground.
· Get a good stretch and walk around the airport and keep yourself moving.
· Avoid cat napping on layovers and keep active.
6. Sleep Aids – Consider taking a sleep aid on the Transatlantic flight.
· Consult your doctor if you take other medications and before you take medicines. They will help you make wise decisions concerning medical sleep aids available over the counter and by prescription.
· Caution: We are not giving out medical advice by telling you to do this.
· This suggestion is for you to consider options that are available to help with sleep.
7. In-flight Entertainment – Don't stay up all night on the plane watching movies.
· Actually try to sleep.
· Avoid telling yourself you “can’t sleep on planes.”
· Having some non-electronic reading is very helpful for sleeping on a plane.
· Wear looser fitting comfortable clothes while traveling.
· Bring and use earplugs and eye-coverings and make yourself comfortable.
· Sleep as much as you can until landing, even if that means skipping the pre-arrival breakfast.
· The goal is four hours of sleep.
8. Arrival in Israel – On the day of arrival
· The secret to getting over jet lag is to change your body clock by exposing it to daylight.
· Walk at least 1 to 3 miles, even if it is raining or slightly inclement weather.
· Go to the hotel gym if the weather is bad.
· If you drink coffee, have a cup of coffee in the morning time of your destination.
· Forget what time it is at home. It doesn’t matter. Put your mind to the time where you are currently.
· Eat fruits and vegetables and easy to digest proteins the first day.
· Avoid sweets and alcohol.