When you are traveling long-haul (typically crossing 3 or more times zones), you may experience jet lag.
Here we share general recommendations on adapting faster to a new destination. The general rule of thumb is that when you are flying east (e.g. from the US to Europe), you have to advance your rhythm by using AYO (exposing yourself to light) earlier in the day, and when you are flying west (e.g. Europe to the US), you have to delay your rhythm by using AYO (exposing yourself to light) later in the day.
Since there are many factors, which can positively or negatively affect how fast you adapt to a new time zone (light exposure, mealtimes, exercise times, naps, etc.), you can contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org with your travel itinerary and we would be delighted to provide you with more personal guidance on how to beat the jet lag faster.
Other factors, which influence how fast you adapt are mealtimes and exercise times. Similar to light exposure, you'd want to have your meals and engage in physical activities earlier in the day when you are flying east, and enjoy your meals and exercise later in the day if you are flying west.
The great thing about AYO is that you can actually begin the adaptation process already a few days before your trip (if you want to do so). With the use of our product, you can get light exposure in the early hours of the morning and advance your rhythm if you are flying east and use AYO before going to bed and delay your rhythm if you are flying west. In this way, you can already partially or fully adapt your rhythm to that of your destination even before the flight.