Traveling is taxing on your body. It’s downright exhausting. Many patients travel and then come back with a sinus infection or catch a virus. Why is that?
- Airport cabin air recirculates the air. With a few hundred people in close proximity crammed into a tube, it’s a good recipe for being exposed to all kinds of virus and bacteria.
- Most of us don’t get enough sleep. We aren’t able to sleep well because we’re not in our own bed, the pillows are flat, and there are noises we aren’t used to. We’re usually rushing around, getting in late, or leaving early.
- We don’t eat well. It’s hard to find good food on the road.
- We’re stressed. Most people don’t think about how taxing stress is to your immune system. Also, stress causes inflammation in the body and in your sinuses.
- Dry air blown right on your face in airplanes dries the sinus cavities, which causes dry sinus headaches, congestion, and if you don’t get moisturizing relief, that can turn into a sinus infection!
These common traveler’s challenges are the perfect recipe for a cold or other viral issue, which can quickly turn into sinusitis.
Protect Yourself and Enjoy Your Travels
- Take immunity action before and during travel
- Reduce your stress
- Always carry Herbal Sinus Spray to keep your sinuses happy
My Top 10 Solutions
- Get a good night’s sleep before and after your flight.
- Arrive at the airport at least an hour early to minimize stress.
- Eat before leaving for the airport. Have a healthy snack to bring with you.
- Take grapeseed extract (100mg) at least 20 minutes before the preflight meal.
- Take antioxidants following your meal and during your travel: Vitamin C (2,000 mg), vitamin E (400 IU) Allimax or AlliUltra (180 to 360 mg), and a good multivitamin.
- Drink lots of bottled water before, during, and after the flight.
- Avoid caffeine and alcohol, since they are both diuretics.
- Use a Sinus Survival saline nasal spray during and after the flight. Overhead air dries sinuses out.
- Travel with a negative-ion generator to place next to your hotel bed to clean the air.
- Meditate at least 10 minutes daily with deep breathing exercises to minimize stress. By practicing deep-meditation, this can act as a quick recharger of your batteries.