Jet lag can put a damper on vacations or business trips. Typically speaking, it takes one to two days to recover for each timezone that you cross. During this time, you could be suffering from jet lag symptoms such as anxiety, dizziness, difficulty concentrating, nausea, bowel discomfort, headaches, and more. If you’re crossing multiple timezones to get to your destination, you might be spending a large chunk of your trip just recovering from jet lag rather than spending time doing what you want.
If you’re considering private charter flights for upcoming travels, you’ll be happy to know that private jets can help reduce the effects of jet lag. Learn more about some of the ways charter flights can help with jet lag. Contact Rennia Aviation to rent a private jet or find out about our other air charter services.
Internal Clock Regulation
As you travel across timezones, light exposure is different from what you’re familiar with. This may seem only mildly inconvenient at worst, but light is what cues our body to be sleepy or awake. When you’re changing the times of day that your body is used to receiving certain amounts of light, it throws it out of sync, and you wind up with jet lag. Private planes can help you combat this through modern technology that automatically adjusts lighting to reduce these effects. On the other hand, commercial flights often exacerbate jet lag by having an array of unwanted lighting disrupting passengers consistently throughout their flight.
Better Quality Sleep
A big part of jet lag comes down to sleep. Because the change in light exposure is throwing off your internal clock, your body may be telling you to sleep in the afternoon and wake up at 3 a.m. Some people try to offset this by slowly adjusting their sleep schedule days before they go on their trip, but that isn’t feasible for most people’s schedules. A more practical solution is to get adequate sleep en route to your destination. While chairs on commercial flights are cramped, uncomfortable, and allow for minimal recline, charter flights typically have cozier seating and may even sometimes have beds available. Beyond that, a private flight experience affords you more privacy by definition, allowing for deeper slumber that isn’t interrupted by crying children or snoring co-passengers.
Another source of fatigue is not getting enough air, which helps keep your body refreshed and alert. Commercial aircraft typically have higher cabin pressure, which puts increased pressure on your heart and lungs, making it more challenging to take full breaths and circulate oxygen in your bloodstream. However, private jets generally have lower cabin pressure and reduced humidity, making it easier to breathe fully and smoothly. As a bonus, you have more control over temperature and humidity in a private flight, allowing you to customize it for maximum comfort. All of this comes together for a relaxing flight that will bring you to your destination refreshed and ready to get down to business or leisure.
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