Sleep Disorders related To Travel (Jet-Lag)

What is Jet-Lag caused by?

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 Jet-lag?


A few days before you travel, you can begin adjusting your body’s natural clock to the time zone at your destination.

  • If traveling west, go to bed an hour or two later than usual
  • If traveling east, go to bed an hour or two earlier than usual.


  • 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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