You’ve just landed. After a nearly eight hour flight, you’re exhausted, and ready for bed. You were wise enough to steal some sleep on the flight. Perhaps, you may even have pre-planned a caffeine binge, to get you through the first day of activities relatively unscathed.
But, even with all of your counter measures, when it comes to the time to sleep, you find yourself tossing and turning, finding yourself even more exhausted than when you just arrived, you ponder what could have gone wrong…
Jet-lag is a physiological condition related to our body’s rhythm.
Jet-lag, medically referred to as desynchronosis, is a physiological condition which results from alterations in the body’s circadian rhythm, which results from rapid long distance trans-meridian flights.
In laymen’s terms, this is your body’s natural reaction to a change in time-zones. As our bodies adjust to the new pattern of light and dark exposure, we become restless and having difficulty achieving R.E.M (the deepest and most imperative level of) sleep. It can take days for us to completely adjust, while our body does its best to synchronize with our new environment.
Despite this adjustment taking its course naturally – depending on the individual- it can take up to a week or more to…
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