Symptoms, remedies, treatments and care for Jet Lag

Jet Lag

When traveling to a new time zone, our circadian rhythms are slow to adjust and remain on their original biological schedule for several days. This results in our bodies telling us it is time to sleep, when it's actually the middle of the afternoon, or it makes us want to stay awake when it is late at night. This experience is known as jet lag. Jet lag is a physiological condition that upsets our body's circadian (daily) rhythms, it is therefore classified as a circadian rhythm disorder.

Jet lag symptoms tend to be more severe when the person travels from westward compared to eastward.


Use exercise or caffeine
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Effectiveness: 4.0  Popularity: 65  
Adjust to new time zone beforehand
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Effectiveness: 3.2  Popularity: 32  
Take melatonin supplement
3.2 (23)
Effectiveness: 3.2  Popularity: 23  
Drink water
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Effectiveness: 2.8  Popularity: 18  
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Effectiveness: 2.8  Popularity: 12  
Take ginger
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Effectiveness: 3.0  Popularity: 5  
Light Exposure
2.0 (5)
Effectiveness: 2.0  Popularity: 5  
Drink milk
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Effectiveness: 2.0  Popularity: 3  
Take shower
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Effectiveness: 1.6  Popularity: 3  

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