Dr Sleep podcasts

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Say goodnight to sleepless flights

Drift off with our podcasts and learn the secrets of arriving ready.

Wake up to the latest idea from British Airways to help you sleep better - a series of sleep advice podcasts from Dr Sleep, Chris Idzikowski.

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Episode 1 - Sleep basics

Learn the fundamentals of sleep, discover how long-distance travel affects our body clocks and understand jet lag and what you can do about it. Expert analysis of all the key issues involved in sleep, and practical ways you can improve the duration and quality of sleep when you fly.

MP3 - Download (MP3, 12.2 MB)

Episode 2 - Managing travel fatigue

What exactly is travel fatigue, and how does it differ from jet lag? Dr Sleep explains how travel fatigue contributes to changes in mood and performance, even when we're flying within a single time zone. Find out what steps you can take to minimise the impact.

MP3 - Download (MP3, 13.3 MB)

Episode 3 - Synchronising your inner clock

Your biological clock controls your sleep patterns in more ways than you might think. It's also the root cause of jet lag. Learn how your inner clock functions and find out how to help it adjust to a new time zone quickly. Dr Sleep also explains how a range of factors such as light, body temperature and melatonin contribute to our sleeping habits.

MP3 - Download (MP3, 14.9 MB)

Episode 4 - The business side of sleep

In this chapter, Dr Sleep explains how best to incorporate sleeping into business travel. Gain indispensable advice on napping, sleeping better in-flight (and throughout your stay), and handling sleep before and after your trip.

MP3 - Download (MP3, 15.7 MB)

Episode 5 - Overcoming jet lag

Leaving us exhausted during the day and unable to sleep at night, jet lag has the propensity to ruin a trip. But with the help of a practical set of tips, it's possible to adjust your sleep schedule gradually to fit with your destination time zone. In this podcast chapter, Dr Sleep explains how.

MP3 - Download (MP3, 11.5 MB)

Episode 6 - Treating jet lag

Dr Sleep appraises popular treatments for jet lag, from the sensible to the medical via the downright mythical. Does President Reagan's protein and carb diet, devised for military travel, really work? Why aren't sleeping pills recommended? Can alternative medicine help reset your biological clock? Get all the answers with Dr Sleep's sixth and final podcast.

MP3 - Download (MP3, 15.1 MB)

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The opinions and ideas presented in these podcasts are those of the author alone and in no way represent the opinion of British Airways Plc. The information contained in the podcasts is not intended to be instructional for medical diagnosis or treatment and users should contact their doctor if they have any healthcare related questions. You download this file at your own risk and British Airways Plc will not be liable for any loss or damage which you may suffer as a result of or connected with the download or use of this file.

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