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Jet Lag Symptoms, Remedies and Causes

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What is Jet Lag? Definition

What is Jet Lag? The Definition of Jet Lag: Jet lag, medical term "desynchronosis",is caused by air travel through changing time zones causing a temporary disruption of the body's sleep/wake rhythm.

Alternative Names for Jet Lag?
Other names or references to Jet Lag include:

  • Desynchronosis

Jet Lag Symptoms
What are the symptoms of JetLag? What are the effects? The symptoms of Jetlag include the following:

  • Excessively sleepy during the day
  • Wide-awake at night
  • Lethargy
  • Jetlag symptoms typically last longer following eastward flights
  • Flying west results in early morning awakenings, whereas flying east usually results in difficulty initiating sleep.

Jet Lag Causes
What are the causes of Jet Lag? The causes of Jetlag may include the following:

  • Jet lag is a sleeping disorder caused when the body's biological clock does not correspond to local time. This is common when traveling across different time zones.

Jet Lag Prevention
What can you do to prevent or reduce the effects of jetlag?

  • Take plenty of liquids to avoid dehydration
  • Avoid alcohol and caffeine
  • Maintain a regular sleep routine - don't avoid sleeping in order to make yourself tired
  • Exercise
  • Avoid taking naps
  • Melatonin sold at health food stores, may help decrease jetlag

The sole purpose of the article on a sleep disorder such as Jet Lag is to act as a reference guide to provide useful information regarding sleeping problems. It is not intended to be used to diagnose or treat Jetlag or as a substitute for obtaining professional medical advice. Please remember that if you are in any doubt about your health please consult your medical practitioner immediately.

This information regarding sleep and sleeping disorders is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Dream disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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