A survey finds that jet lag deters one in five US travelers from traveling to different time zones.

Summary: A survey revealed that 23% of US travelers would avoid trips to dodge jet lag, leading YOTEL to collaborate with Fount and Urban Jungle, introducing FlyKitt Rescue supplements and Skin Recovery Kits to alleviate travel-related symptoms. The initiative aims to combat jet lag’s common issues like exhaustion and headaches, offering guests advanced recovery tools like Lumie Lights for improved sleep. 

Key Takeaways: 

  • A significant portion of US travelers, 23%, would opt out of trips to avoid the impact of jet lag, with common side effects including exhaustion, difficulty sleeping, and headaches.
  • In response to the survey, YOTEL has partnered with Fount to introduce FlyKitt Rescue, a post-flight jet lag supplement protocol designed to alleviate symptoms like inflammation and fatigue, and with Urban Jungle for Skin Recovery Kits aimed at skin renewal after sleep deprivation.

A recent survey discovered that one in five (23%) US respondents would avoid a trip if they thought jet lag was going to affect them.

Nearly half of the 2,000 US respondents (42%) find coping with jet lag to be a challenge, and over 53% claim that the fear of missing out makes them ignore how tired their body is when traveling. 

Jet lag itself can come in many forms, with the most common side effects people experience are feelings of exhaustion (26%), difficulty sleeping (25%), and headaches (23%).

One in six respondents claimed they regularly employ strategies to try and avoid the dreaded jet lag while traveling, from quirky sleeping habits to copious amounts of caffeine. Staying hydrated (48%), power naps (35%), and using a neck pillow on the flight or in the airport (25%) are go-to methods for many as they try to adjust to different time zones.

Solutions to Combat Jet Lag

The study was conducted by the London-based hospitality brand YOTEL. The results have inspired YOTEL to partner with Fount, a human performance research and development company specializing in creating health and performance tools for anyone looking to optimize their life, to provide guests with its newly launched post-flight jet lag supplement protocol known as FlyKitt Rescue.

An all-natural timed supplement program specifically for anyone already experiencing jet lag symptoms, FlyKitt Rescue is said to help decrease inflammation, restore normal immune activity, support sleep, boost energy, and get travelers back in rhythm to continue their adventures. 

In addition, YOTEL’s longtime bath and beauty partner Urban Jungle is offering a select number of Skin Recovery Kits with products supporting skin renewal caused by a lack of sleep after long-haul flights. The kits will include the Dust It Off Exfoliator and Plump Fiction Serum. To further the sleep experience and timing adjustment, YOTEL will offer guests Lumie Lights and tailored temperature control in each bedroom.

“At YOTEL we enable our guests to stay nonstop and get centered quickly in some of the biggest gateway cities in the world. Having witnessed how disruptive jet lag can be as part of this journey, we set out to take actions and forge new partnerships to best equip guests to stay on-the-go while they travel,” says Olivia Donnan, vice president of brand at YOTEL, in a release. “In partnership with like-minded innovative brands, Fount and Urban Jungle, we’re continuing to challenge the status quo and pushing boundaries to stop jet lag from disrupting our guests’ travels.”

“We’re beyond excited to partner with YOTEL and provide their non-stop travelers with our new FlyKitt Rescue product,” says Andrew Herr, founder and CEO of Fount, in a release. “Through my experience working with Navy SEALs and fighter pilots, my team and I created this post-flight supplement protocol to help combat jet lag symptoms like fatigue, irritability, upset stomach, and restlessness. Our FlyKitt technology is already helping thousands of elite performers, from professional athletes to top CEOs, travel without jet lag, and we love spreading the benefits to Yotel guests so they can feel great, stay on the go, and immerse themselves in their destination without the pain of jet lag.”

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