If you do experience jet lag, also known as desynchronosis, you’ll probably experience insomnia, fatigue, even dehydration and headaches. It’s considered a temporary sleep disorder. That’s because crossing over time zones messes up our circadian rhythm, which can take up to several days — one day per time zone, says the New York Times — to adjust to the new daylight hours. The result? A cranky traveler.
Although jet lag is not 100% avoidable, there are ways to help decrease the annoying effects so you can enjoy your trip. And luckily, we broke it down for you.