By Nurse Alice
It is a temporary sleep problem that can affect anyone who quickly travels across multiple time zones. Your body has its own internal clock, or circadian rhythms, that signals your body when to stay awake and when to sleep. Jetlag occurs because your body’s clock is still synced to your original timezone, instead of to the time zone where you’ve traveled. The more time zones crossed, the more likely you are to experience jetlag.
If you have an important meeting or other event that requires you to be in top form, try to arrive a few days early to give your body a chance to adjust.
If you are traveling east, try going to be done hour earlier each night for a few days before your departure. Go to bed one hour later for several nights if you’re flying west. If possible, eat meals closer to the time you’ll be eating them at your destination.