After traveling through different time zones one might experience a jet lag. The human body has a natural 24 hours clock and when traveling through these time zones, the natural time zones are disrupted. Although everybody can get a jet lag, usually people over 60 years are more affected by it.
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Many people travelling by airplane suffer from jet lag. Usually people travelling towards the east will experience far graver jet lags than people travelling west. So at least one way of your journey should be relatively jet lag free, but how do you know the symptoms you do experience are jet lag and you have not caught a bug?
The foremost symptom of jet lag is fatique, which can present itself in any of these symptoms:
trouble falling asleep (when you fly east)
waking up in the middle of the night, trouble remaining asleep
waking up early in the morning (when you fly west)
Other symptoms many people experience:
Jet lag remedies
Some studies have shown the healthy effects of exercise on jet lag, a schedule you may use to ensure you can benefit when flying eastbound is:
Day 1: between 07:00 and 11:00 am
Day 2: between05:00 and 09:00 am
Day 3: between03:00 and 07:00 am
*please note that all times refer to the time in the country you were when you last had a normal biorythm.
Something else you may try which has benefitted many people over the years is Circadin. The active ingredient in Circadin is melatonin, a hormone that is also produced by the human body. Melatonin is a hormone which makes you tired and fall asleep. You can use Circadin substitution is when your body’s own melatonin is not sufficient; Circadin works just like your own melatonin was doing. It takes a Circadin one to two hours before you want to sleep. The best way is to take it together with some food. If you have a jet lag, it is best to take Circadin at 10 pm on your arrival day.