Health There's a name for what you're feeling right now: 'family jet lag.'

01:06  13 september  2017
01:06  13 september  2017 Source:   Mamamia

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Now you ' re on your flight, you've woken early, worked out, eaten right all day, and you ' re fully ready to settle in and catch some z' s . There are a few more things you should try to make sure your jet lag doesn't catch up with you.

And for me, the jet lag is pure hell right now . The funny thing is, I am experiencing a weird delayed jet lag . That first day back, you will likely feel like a two year-old who missed his or her afternoon nap. Cranky, groggy, hungry, foggy-brained and just plain grumpy.

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The term ‘Christmas holidays’ is an oxymoron. A contradiction in terms, if you will.

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They’ re natural cures to help you adjust to traveling through different time zones, so no more jet lag for you as a traveler. Remember that sometimes there ’ s just no remedy for jet lag . In fact, I’m in my hotel room in Vienna, Austria as I write this – I’ve been awake since 2:30 a.m., and since it’s now 6

Information from Your Family Doctor. Jet Lag : What You Should Know. These sleep problems can make you feel tired and tense. You might have trouble concentrating, and you might feel weak or clumsy.

A holiday is meant to be an “extended period of leisure and recreation”, and describes a “break” or a “rest.”

Christmas is, for adults at least, none of those things.

Apart from the unpaid labour of cooking/cleaning/washing/shopping/wrapping/organising that we invest over the festive season, there is an additional source of exhaustion that we seldom discuss.

Family jet lag.

Chevy Chase in 'National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation'. © Rex Images Chevy Chase in 'National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation'. Following Christmas, many people find themselves tired for a number of days. Some have difficultly concentrating, and report heightened levels of anxiety.

Just like traditional jet lag, clinical psychologist Dr. Adam Fried says family jet lag is the result of a disruption to your normal routine.

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So we know how jet lag works now , but what about the way it affects us? Is it really such a bad thing to deal with jet lag as we slowly adjust to a new time zone? Well, if you ’ re asking that question, you’ve never felt serious jet lag .

Whether it’s business travel or a family vacation, there ’ s an excitement to traveling several time zones away from what you ’ re used to. Our tips on how to avoid jet lag should help make this adjustment easier. Adjust your schedule before you depart.

“Many times we may not even realise the level of our anxiety — or the resulting consequences, like extreme fatigue — until well after the event has passed,” he explains.

It’s important to note that feeling drained after spending time with your family doesn’t mean you love them any less. It’s just that you might only see them a handful of times throughout the year, and therefore the social interaction can be particularly intense.

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Ever get the feeling that you're a human octopus, juggling tasks? You know the scene — you're making dinner, calling the plumber/doctor/mechanic, checking homework and answering work emails — at the same time.

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