That’s circadian, not cicadas. Circadian rhythms are basically the daily cycle everyone goes through. Wikipedia calls them; “a roughly-24-hour cycle in the biochemical, physiological or behavioural processes of living beings”.
These tend to get all out of whack when jet lag kicks in and makes you fall asleep on your keyboard at work, the day after returning from that trip of a life time. Anyone whose experienced jet lag knows what a drag it can be. Though variable between individuals, the general recovery period for jet lag is supposed to be one day for each time-zone crossed during the flight. Lots of home remedies are out there, but none are deemed truly effective. However, there are some things you can do to minimize the effects:
1. Go along with the local meal and bedtime schedules to get into a new daily routine.
2. Avoid over-eating, eat small meals more often and include lots of fruits and vegetables.
3. Get enough sleep before you leave.
4. Exercise as much as you can both while on vacation and when you get back.
5. If you do use, don’t overuse sleep medications. 2 days usage max.
6. Avoid excessive drinking (we realize that this last one may be tough…but try.)
These won’t stop jet lag, but they might help you recover a little quicker and prevent you from being face down, snoring at your desk upon your return.
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