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Long Flights Can Effect Your Health

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Everyone experiences jet lag, but what you may not be aware of is that long flights can effect your health in many ways.

Being on a lengthy flight can effect everything from your blood, sinuses, stomach, ears, cells and sleep. Dang, that's cray cray!!

Here's how the damage goes down:

Ears:

Feeling motion sickness in your stomach starts with your inner ears, but if you listen to music all the time while on a flight, you're ear drums are also being damaged.

Blood:

The low air pressure in the airplane's cabin can slow blood circulation and clog your veins.

Sleep:

Being sleep deprived while crossing time zones during a flight can result in jet lag, which can effect the body's concentration and ability to do daily tasks normally.

Cells:

Cosmic radiation that occurs during a flight can cause cellular changes in the body.

Sinuses:

Because airplanes have ultra-low-humidity air, this attribute can take away from your nose's moisture and dry out your nostrils, which can then result in germs getting into your body easier.

None of these health effects are detrimental to your body, but just knowing that they're there is kind of scary.

So, if possible, try not to fly often or take protective measures to avoid these icky outcomes!

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