How to overcome Jetlag

Written by Sarah Moore

Jetlag seems to be every traveler’s worst nightmare – especially if you’re going away for just a short while.

What causes Jetlag?

Jetlag is a condition that arises from crossing multiple time zones in a relatively short time and consequently disturbs your natural body clock or circadian rhythms. Other contributing factors include lack of exercise, dry atmosphere and alcohol.

What arerepparttar symptoms of Jetlag?

Arriving at your destination feeling tried, groggy and disorientated arerepparttar 142702 most common symptoms. Many people also find it difficult to concentrate and have very erratic sleep patterns. Waking up inrepparttar 142703 middle ofrepparttar 142704 night or feeling a need to take nap duringrepparttar 142705 day can be frequent.

Because ofrepparttar 142706 dry atmosphere aboard aircraft, Dehydration can also be a major problem.

How long dorepparttar 142707 symptoms last for?

Jetlag symptoms can last for just a few hours – allrepparttar 142708 way up to a week (for more acute cases). Generally though, travelers find on a normal flight betweenrepparttar 142709 US and Europe,repparttar 142710 effects of Jetlag last for a couple of days. As a guide, for every time zone you cross, allow for a full day of recovery. Symptoms also vary by age. Children are far less susceptible.

How can Jetlag symptoms be reduced?

Before you depart, make sure that you get plenty of sleep. Eat well and avoid alcohol. Allow for plenty of time before departure. Stress is one ofrepparttar 142711 worst culprits. Also, try taking some zinc supplements as it’s been proven that people with higher zinc levels tend to suffer less.

Yosemite National Park

Written by Gregg Strand

Yosemite National Park is located inrepparttar central Sierra Nevada of California and lies 150 miles east of San Francisco and only a six hour drive from Los Angeles. Designated a World Heritage Site in 1984, Yosemite is internationally recognized for its spectacular granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, giant sequoia groves, and biological diversity. The 750,000-acre, 1,200 square-mile park contains thousands of lakes and ponds, 1600 miles of streams, 800 miles of hiking trails, and 350 miles of roads. Two federally designated wild and scenic rivers,repparttar 142627 Merced and Tuolumne, begin within Yosemite’s borders and flow west into California's Central Valley. Annual park visitation exceeds 3.5 million, with most visitor use concentrated inrepparttar 142628 seven square mile area of Yosemite Valley.

Highlights ofrepparttar 142629 park include Yosemite Valley, and its high cliffs and waterfalls; Wawona's history center and historic hotel;repparttar 142630 Mariposa Grove, which contains hundreds of ancient giant sequoias; Glacier Point's (summer-fall) spectacular view of Yosemite Valley andrepparttar 142631 high country; Tuolumne Meadows (summer-fall), a large subalpine meadow surrounded by mountain peaks; and Hetch Hetchy, a reservoir in a valley considered a twin of Yosemite Valley.

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