June 28, 2023
Jet lag is a very common phenomenon that most of us have experienced at some point in our lives. It is most seen among people who frequently travel across time zones. The symptoms of jet lag include fatigue, insomnia and difficulty in falling asleep. The severity of these symptoms depends on how many time zones you crossed and how long your flight was. Jet lag can be effectively managed by following a few simple tips:
What is jet lag?
Jet lag is a temporary sleep disorder that affects people who travel across several time zones. It's caused by the disruption of your body's circadian rhythm, which regulates your internal clock and helps you stay awake during daylight hours and fall asleep at night.
Jet lag can cause fatigue, affect your performance, and even lead to other health problems if it's not managed properly. There are ways you can reduce or avoid jet lag altogether--here are some tips for adjusting when you're traveling eastbound or westbound, as well as some things to keep in mind if you're crossing multiple time zones at once:
Causes of Jet Lag
Jet lag is a temporary condition that occurs when you travel across several time zones. It's caused by a disruption to your body's internal clock, otherwise known as circadian rhythm. When you fly from New York City to London, for example, there are five hours between them (this is called an "offset"). This can cause problems with your sleep cycle because it throws off the timing of certain hormones in your body that regulate metabolism and other functions--your body may start producing these hormones earlier or later than usual depending on what time zone you're traveling through.
There are two types of jet lag: eastward and westward (or reverse) jet lag. Eastward refers to flying eastward across multiple time zones; westward refers to flying westward across multiple time zones (or vice versa).
How to cope with the effect of jet lag
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