5 ways to avoid jetlag Don't let a long-haul flight play havoc with your sleep patterns By Time Out Abu Dhabi staff 05 January 2016 1 Skip the in-flight mealIt’s not just all the added salt that’ll keep you uncomfortable for days. Eating when your body would normally be asleep can throw your slumber patterns off.2 Invest in a sleep maskUse it in the air and at both ends of your travels to keep your rhythms as normal as possible.3 No nappingStay awake during the day, sleep at night. Sticking to a normal routine will help you shift those disorientating hours much faster than a 20-minute power nap. SIMILAR ARTICLES X-perience X-park, Bounce's new parkour assault course Global Wellness Day in Dubai F45 training in Dubai Marina Alternative therapies in Dubai 4 Stay hydratedAeroplanes are dry, dry places, and it’s not only your skin that they will leave parched. Drink water throughout the flight and keep your fluids up for a couple of days either side.5 But drink the right stuffLeave those stronger drinks. You may think a nightcap will help send you off, and it might, but it’ll reduce the quality of your rest in the small hours.