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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Sleeping When Your Body Does Not Seem to Want to

Pp. 36-47 (12)

Olivier Le Bon

Abstract

Sleepiness mainly comes from a deficit in sleep quantity or quality. From a homeostatic perspective, obtaining enough sleep of good quality is the most determining factor. The circadian perspective explains why your body clock contradicts your wish to sleep at appropriate times once at destination. It may make it difficult to fall asleep (Group A), to wake up (Group C), or both (Group B). Here is what you can do about it, using sleeping pills if needed (benzodiazepines and others).

Keywords:

Alcohol, Benzodiazepine, Dosage, Fatigue, GABA-A, Legal status, Melatonin, Non-benzodiazepine, Side-effects, Sleep debt, Sleep hygiene, Sleepiness, Z-drug.

Affiliation:

Universite Libre de Bruxelles Belgium.