EAT AND DRINK THE RIGHT THINGS
Depending if you want to sleep on the flight or not, carefully consider what you eat and drink. If you want to stay awake so you can sleep when you arrive then a cup of caffeine early in your flight is a good idea as well as high-energy but slow release foods. If you want to sleep during the flight, then we’d recommend eating a couple of hours before boarding so that you don’t need to wake up mid-sleep for a bite to eat, disrupting your sleep pattern.
CHANGE YOUR WATCH
The best way to get in the mindset of your new time zone is to actually change the time on your watch to reflect the new one. Then, forget about your old time and take this time as the real one. It may help your body get used to it before you arrive.
SLEEP ON THE FLIGHT
If you do decide to sleep on the flight, noise and the change in altitude can affect your chances of actually getting any rest. With this in mind, consider bringing some earplugs and an eye mask to block out unwanted light and noise.
If you are planning on staying awake, sitting on a plane for hours on end can feel restrictive, so it’s always best to get up and move about during the flight. Walk up and down the aisles every so often to help reduce the chance of jet lag when you finally arrive.