DBT Corporate Travel Information - Travel
* Drink lots of nonalcoholic fluids two days
before you fly to hydrate the body.
* Air in a plane is drier than the desert.
Relative humidity is 20-25% in the Sahara desert, while
optimum comfort is around 50%. In-flight cabin humidity
gradually fall on long-distance, high-altitude flights to
well below 10%, in many cases approaching 1%.
* Drink at least 200ml of water every hour.
* Carry your own bottle of drinking water
when you fly to sip on when service isn't available.
* Ask for bottled or canned water when the
bar cart comes by - avoid tap water on airplanes.
* Spray water on your face often. Use an
empty perfume atomiser or spray bottle and refill it from
your own drinking water.
* Oil your nose. Apply a vegetable oil inside
nostrils to lubricate the delicate mucous membranes (don't
use Vaseline or creams). Try almond oil (it smells nice)
or olive oil.
* If you do have an alcoholic drink or coffee,
try to drink even more water to counter their diuretic effect.
* Drinking lots of water or juice also makes
you visit the toilet more often, giving you a bit of exercise
and helping pass the time!
* After landing, submerge and soak in water
as soon as possible - the ocean, hot tub, pool, bath, whatever
is available. Immerse entirely, even your head. Bathing
when dehydrated helps to replenish moisture right through
the pores. It also relaxes the nervous system.