Jet lag occurs because your internal body's clock, also called the circadian rhythm, is still synced to your original time zone, instead of the new time zone at your arrival destination. The circadian rhythm is a roughly 24-hour physiological cycle happening in your body every day. There are clear patterns of brain wave activity, hormone production, cell regeneration and other biological activities linked to this daily cycle. When you travel across time zones this natural daily cycle is interrupted and you experience jet lag. The more time zones crossed, the longer the jet lag will last. Your internal body clock will in general use...
If you have crossed time zones in your travels, you know how out of it you might feel trying to adjust to your new environment. Most people will experience fatigue, irritability, sleepiness, headaches but also problems with digestion and reduced interest in food.
Jet lag occurs because your body's clock is still synced to your original time zone, instead of the new time zone at your arrival destination. The more time zones crossed, the more likely you are to experience jet lag. Your internal body clock will commonly use one day per timezone offset to fully adjust to the new destination day and night schedule.
As we all know a good night sleep is very important for feeling energized and general well-being. So, having problems sleeping can greatly affect your alertness and productivity when arriving at your new destination. Even though jet lag can’t really be cured in a fast way, there are some things you can do to make it easier and quicker adjusting to the new time zone.