How CBD can help you recover from jet lag

May 13, 2019 3 min read

How CBD can help you recover from jet lag

Sleep disorder due to a change in Time zone is another terminology to describe jet lag. It is a common sleep disorder that happens after travelling from one time zone to another. This condition occurs because of instability in the circadian cycle. This is also called the natural clock of the body. This cycle disturbs because of display of sunlight. When people are travelling to different time zones, this causes to disturb these natural rhythms and as a result, they have to suffer from jet lag.

The National Sleep Foundation (NSP) classified the side effects of jet lag:

  • Restlessness
  • Broken Daytime operation
  • Decreased attention
  • Uneasiness
  • Headaches
  • Fear or anxiety
  • Muscular pain

Is CBD oil effective for jet lag?

CBD oil is helping to decrease the recovery procedure. Melatonin is a common medicine that is used by people who are suffering from jet lag. It is naturally produced in our body and also helps to send a message to your brain that it's time to sleep. Many people got relief from it but the researcher said that people start miscalculating after taking it and this makes jet lag even worse.

Some people take sleeping pills that are also very harmful and may become the cause of blood clots, headaches and also will make you feel dizzy even when you wake up.

There are various herbal medicines available for jet lag. On the other hand, CBD oil doesn’t have any side effect. Anxiety and stress are some of the other symptoms of jet lag that can be overcome by using CBD oil.


CBD oil can help you deal with all symptoms of jet lag. It will help you have a good night sleep. Research proved that while sleeping CBD oil increase the levels of dopamine that helps your muscles to keep relax and sound.

Helps to keep calm

Jet lag is a big cause of anxiety. CBD oil decrease anxiety. It relaxes the muscle also. Basically, anxiety happens when nerve pins come in stress hormones for example cortisol. This shuts down the prefrontal cortex. CBD oil will relax your mind and body.

CBD as pain reduction element

Muscle stiffness in long flight can be overcome easily with CBD oil. It will relax the muscles and reduce fatigue that will make you feel better.

If you have one-hour time difference, it will take you one day to recover from jet lag and the two hour time difference means you’ll definitely take two days to recover from jet lag. Moreover, if the difference in time is more than eight hours then you will surely take the whole week to recover. There are many ways to avoid this by drinking plenty of water but avoid hard drinks and alcohol. Eat in small portions and try to be active. You must know the time of your destination so set your mind according to it like if you reached at night time you must sleep in the plane so you can easily adjust your body time zone.


This article was written by an independent and third-party author specialising in CBD, hemp and cannabis research. Any opinion, advice or recommendation expressed in the article does not reflect the opinion of Formula Swiss AG or any of our employees. We do not make any claims about any of our products and refer to our disclaimer for more information.

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