jet lag


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jet lag

Mild temporary symptoms affecting sleep and wake-up cycles caused by travels through a large meridian difference, normally of five time zones or more.
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This was consistent with Vanda's jet lag simulation studies, according to the company.
The Global Jet Lag Therapy Pharmaceuticals Market is likely to exhibit steady growth over the forecast period, according to the latest report on Wise Guy Research (WGR).
The move comes as one of the biggest challenges air passengers face when travelling across multiple time zones is jet lag.
Passengers will receive a combination of generic route-based and personalised 'jet lag impact scores' which gives them a summary of how severe jet lag may be on that route in general and their own travel specifically, while the personalised jet lag plan incorporates the pre-flight, flight and post-flight phases, and provides a schedule of different recommendations and tips for specific times in each phase on what to do to reduce jet lag, such as sleeping, exposure to light, exercise, hydration, and the type of food to consume.
With Timeshifter, travelers can create their own easy-to-follow, personalized jet lag plans based on their sleep pattern, chronotype, itinerary and optional preferences such as pre-travel adjustment or the use of melatonin for even faster adaptation.
A survey of 2,000 luxury consumers over the age of 22 in the UK found that more than one-third of travellers (36%) wanted to experience a 'Jet Lag Guru' when they travelled.
When the researchers cancelled out all other sleep factors, social jet lag alone accounted for an 11% increase in the likelihood of having heart disease and a 28% greater likelihood of being in "poor health".
"Meghan told me that pregnancy was like having jet lag. She said she was up at 4:30 a.m.
Jet lag is a physiological condition in which a human's internal body clock is disrupted due to travelling between time zones.
This is one of the most important aspects of combating jet lag. Before departing, make sure you have all your affairs, business and personal, in order.
(Qantas Gold, Platinum, and Platinum One elites on the flight can also enter.) It was designed in collaboration with scientists at the University of Sydney's Charles Perkins Centre, an interdisciplinary research institute that studies well-being and chronic conditions, many of which share the symptoms of jet lag.