Before taking this job as an airline quality control manager, I took the repairing effects of sleep for granted. It’s amazing how something we think is so ordinary, like having a good 8-hour night sleep, can completely put you off balance if you change your habits drastically.
My job implies that I pose as an ordinary passenger and check every single item of a very long list of rules. Unlike other passengers who are with me on long haul flights, I can’t doze off whenever I feel like it. While the first couple of weeks were fine and I was excited for traveling this much, by week three my body began to give in. It’s only natural. I had been pushing the boundaries and I needed rest. At the hotel room that first night I was grumpy and exhausted. Half of my brain wanted to go to sleep immediately, but the other half had convinced me it was still daytime back home. I was suffering from the most severe case of jet lag I had ever experienced in my life.
The next morning for breakfast I looked miserable. Just the thought of having to catch the flight back home that evening made me want to postpone it and spend the day sleeping, but that wasn’t an option. I was still on probation, so my schedule was very tight and all eyes were on me and my performance.
When I asked the reception if they had some herbal tea to help me relax, they told me they had something much better to revitalize me and handed me organic Chaga tea bags. They made a quick reference to the organic Chaga benefits and how, among other things, it boosted the immune system but I didn’t pay much attention. Tea was tea.
I did feel different a couple of days after taking the tea regularly, but I figured it had to do with the nap I had taken that day and the fact that I was back home, in my normal time zone. Nevertheless, I continued to pack Chaga tea as my go-to supplement to survive jet lag. It wasn’t until one month later until I realized that the overall good feeling was due to the tea, after reading about it on the plane. Absolutely amazing!