Sleep Disorders Related To Travel (Jet Lag)
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What is Jet-Lag? (CDC.com)
- Jet lag is caused by a mismatch between a person’s normal daily rhythms and a new time zone.
- Temporary sleep problem that usually occurs when you travel across more than three time zones but can affect anyone who travels across multiple time zones.
- Jet lag can affect your mood, your ability to concentrate, and your physical and mental performance.
How Can I Avoid Jetlag?
- BEFORE Travel
- DURING Travel
- Eat small meals to avoid stomach aches or other problems.
- Avoid alcohol as it disrupts sleep.
- Use caffeine and exercise strategically, these may help you stay alert throughout the day, but you should avoid these in the evening.
- Drink plenty of water.
- If you are sleepy during the day, take short naps, no more than 15-20 minutes, to help you feel better during the day, yet still sleep at night.
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