A Bit More on the Nature of Jet Lag?
Pp. 13-20 (8)
Olivier Le Bon
If you better understand what is at stake in jet lag, you will be better able to
adjust harmoniously. Jet lag is reasonably well explained scientifically today. Rapid
changes of time zones disturb the functioning of your body clock, which remains
stubbornly set on departure time for a while. This can make sleep shallow or nonexistent
for substantial parts of the night while vigilance is less than optimal during
parts of the day. Flying west seems easier than flying east. Jet lag can in some cases be
a more serious medical nuisance.
Body clock, Circadian, Circadian clock, Core body temperature,
Evening-type, Fatigue, Homeostatic, Jet lag, Morning-type, Sleepiness, Travel
Universite Libre de Bruxelles Belgium.