Jet Lag: Causes, Symptoms, Remedies and Prevention #infographic

 

Jet Lag: Causes, Symptoms, Remedies and Prevention #infographic

If you travel between time zones for work or fun, there's a good possibility you have experienced the effects of jet lag. You know, the sheer physical fatigue and mental sluggishness that makes it hard to focus on work-related activities or enjoy a long-anticipated holiday. No doubt, the sensation is bad, but before and after you arrive at your destination, there are a number of precautions you may take to alleviate the symptoms. The following is our authoritative guide to how to beat it quickly and effectively. And we're going to get going!

Our brain uses external signals to reboot itself on a regular basis, mainly by the normal changes from daytime to dark, to stay specific. Tiny inaccuracies in the pacing of our biological cycles will accumulate without these signals, which can lead to disturbed and abnormal patterns of sleep.

There are also normal regular oscillations in our heart, liver, pancreas, and other organs that act as a backup or secondary biological clock. In deciding our sleep architecture, there is also biology, which plays an important part. Our genetic code, for example, will change our circadian pattern by as many as a few hours to become either a human in the morning or a night owl.

Today, our body is capable of responding to minor shifts in our inner clock, such as the changes in time that take place during spring and fall, but there are restrictions. That's why it will take several days for our body to catch up while flying from New York to London, which is the typical experience known as jet lag or jet syndrome...

Jet Lag: Causes, Symptoms, Remedies and Prevention #infographic

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