How Smart People can Overcome Jet Lag

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Jet lag – that familiar feeling of fatigue when one exits a plane after a long flight – has no established remedy. No medical application or device is yet capable of eliminating jet lag, ...
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Accelerating the Phase Adjustment

Pp. 28-35 (8)

Olivier Le Bon

Abstract

Ideally, we would want to turn our body clock forward or back and reset it to local time as soon as we land. The jet lag problem would disappear instantly and you could throw this book away. Unfortunately, no such mechanism has yet been found. However, the adjustment process can already be speeded up using bright light and melatonin.

Keywords:

Adaptation, Adjustment, Body clock, Bright light, Chronobiotic, Circadian, Circadian clock, Ear, Evening-type, Fatigue, Latitude, Longitude, Melatonin, Morning-type, Season, Sleepiness, Supra-chiasmatic nuclei.

Affiliation:

Universite Libre de Bruxelles Belgium.