Traveling soon? Here are 5 natural ways to cure jet lag

By: Sean Dowling

Any long-distance traveler knows jet lag is the downfall of a far flung trip.

Travel company Expedia came out with a list of ways to get over it naturally.

When you arrive at your destination, don't go to sleep. Instead, spend the day outside. Experts say daylight will regulate the body's biological clock.

When you exercise, avoid working out close to bedtime because you won't be able to sleep, no matter how tired you are. If you drink natural tea, each sip of ginkgo biloba and ginseng may recharge your body and mind.

Chamomile teas have chemicals in them that help relax the nerves and muscles, promoting a restful sleep when ready. At all cost, skip alcohol & coffee because both are stimulants. They'll confuse your system since you're already so tired.

Finally, shower up. Take a warm shower in the morning, and a cold one in the evening.

Changes in body temperature will release melatonin, promoting sleep. Traveling east causes worse jet lag because you're losing hours. 96% of people have suffered jet lag after a long distance flight.

Scroll through to see the trendiest bags to take on your trips:

The 10 best travel bags
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The 10 best travel bags
Caraa Sport Tote
Thanks to this stylish tote's sleek compartments, you'll never have to worry about having space for that extra pair of shoes or cozy sweater. And did we mention that the bag has a phone charger? Consider us sold.
Everlane The Twill Weekender
This simplistic bag is the ultimate companion for a weekend away. With no frills to get in the way, traveling will be a breeze with this chic weekender.
Bric's 'X-Bag' Carry-On Rolling Duffel Bag
If you're traveling far enough that you have to get on a plane, than this rolling duffel is for you -- with wheels for seamless travel and several zippered compartments for easy packing, it does all the work for you.
Longchamp 'Le Pliage' Expandable Travel Bag
We are obsessed with this versatile weekend bag! Unzip the middle section to expand the bag or convert it into a backpack in a snap -- literally.
Frye 'Logan' Leather Overnight Bag
Even if you're traveling for a whole week, this sleek bag can handle it all. Plus, the leather looks better the more you use it making it a piece you will want to hold onto for years.
Cathy's Concepts Monogram Faux Leather Tote
This tote is ideal for the spontaneous travelers that just like to throw everything into a bag and go. With a cute design and room to spare, this bag is a luggage staple.
HERSCHEL SUPPLY CO. 'Novel' Duffel Bag
With a shoe compartment on the side and a zippered pocket on the back, there is no shortage of space in this duffel. Plus, its light weight material keeps it from weighing you down.
Ted Baker Womens Albany Softside Large Wheeled Trolley Duffel
This is another great rolling bag that makes a terrific carry-on option for when you don't want to risk losing your bag or waiting hours at baggage claim for a suitcase.
BRIGGS & RILEY Baseline Suiter Duffel Bag
With a "shoe garage" and a slip to slide over your rolling luggage, this duffel bag is perfect for both weekend and week long trips.
Scout Duffy Duffle Bag
The adjustable straps and ample pocket room will help you travel smarter without breaking the bank -- plus, you can personalize your bag with a fun monogram.

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