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How should I plan my vacation to lessen the impact of jet lag?

One way to lessen the impact of jet lag is to book reasonably. That off-hours, overnight flight to your destination may save you a bit of money, but it may not be worth it if your family is too tired and irritable to enjoy your time once you arrive. A good rule to go by when factoring jet lag into your planning is that it takes the body one day to adjust for every one to two time zones you cross. Designing a travel schedule that minimizes delays and avoids overnight flights can help reduce the impact of jet lag, especially with kids in tow.

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