VistaJet offers its insights into overcoming jet lag.
Whether you fly weekly for business, or just for special occasions, the dreaded jet lag can leave you feeling tired and irritable. Our sensitive circadian rhythms can be disrupted by only a couple of hours time difference, let alone a long haul flight, however, with almost 20 years of flight knowledge, VistaJet has explored many ways to help its flyers land fresh, calm, and happy.
Flying private isn’t just incredibly convenient, but it can help you get over jet lag faster than when flying First or Business Class. An early morning commercial flight essentially means no sleep the night before, but flying private allows you to set your own schedule, choose your preferred destination airport – even the time you eat is your choice, as is the dimming of the cabin lights, which can be perfectly aligned with your circadian rhythm.
Aircraft speed also has a large bearing on jet lag. For example, VistaJet Members can fly the Global 7500 direct from New York to Hong Kong, or Singapore to San Francisco, arriving up to 21% faster than the next fastest jet on the market today. What’s more, flying at 45,000 feet, the cabin pressure altitude of 4,500 feet is best in class. This means you can dictate the rhythm of your flight across the entire world – with time for dining, space for moving, reclining for resting, and a full night’s sleep – without any breaks to refuel. The Global 7500 also offers Soleil, aviation’s first circadian rhythm-based cabin lighting system which uses a revolutionary Dynamic Daylight Simulation which will make jet lag an issue of the past for all VistaJet Members.
Two of the most important travel hacks to combat jet lag are a healthy diet and complete hydration. VistaJet’s ‘Little Book of Dining in the Sky’ explores the art and science behind eating well at high altitudes with water-rich foods such as fruit, vegetables, and salad keeping you healthy and hydrated. VistaJet’s cabin hosts can also supply certain foods that can help guests get ready for an early night. Tart cherries are rich in melatonin (helps with the timing of your circadian rhythm) and the ‘sleepy’ hormone can also be found in tomatoes, olives, grains, nuts and seeds. Setting your mealtimes to coincide with your destination, rather than departure point, also helps.
Setting your mealtimes to coincide with your destination, rather than departure point, also helps.
Before your flight: A few days before your flight try to adjust your eating patterns to fit your destination. This may mean eating breakfast in the evening, but it will be worth it when you’re able to fire on all cylinders on arrival.
Last but not least is rest. Managing sleep time and keeping your sleeping spaces comfortable are essential to beating jet lag and for the Global 7500, VistaJet can supply on request a custom- fitted sky sleeper mattress with 100% cotton quilted mattress toppers; 400-thread count Egyptian cotton linens; hypoallergenic feather duvets and pillows; cashmere blankets and eye masks, giving you the best sleep possible.