Jet lag

Jet lag

Jet lag can disrupt more than 50 physiological and psychological rhythms, and the symptoms of jet lag can last for days while the internal body clock slowly adjusts to the new time zone.

Jet lag is caused by a disturbance of the body's internal clock, which is a small cluster of brain cells that control the circadian rhythm, and a number of biological functions. The disturbance is also affected by when you choose to sleep and eat. The body's internal clock is designed for a regular rhythm of daylight and darkness. The internal clock gets out of sync when daylight and darkness are at a completely different times in the new time zone than your body is used to – that’s why you get jet lagged.

Without aids, the body takes at least one day per time zone to synchronize circadian rhythms and may take up to 1-2 weeks before circadian rhythms are perfectly synchronized. Unfortunately, jet lag gets worse with age, especially when you are over 50 years old.

Jet lag and time zones

The more time zones you cross, especially when flying east, the worse the experience of jet lag. Jet lag occurs when you travel far, too fast, which is due to the body's internal clock is adjusted by the regular time zone.

Cure for jet lag

There is a simple and cheap alternative, that is free from side effects, that can reduce the time it usually takes to adjust to a new time zone when you are going to travel.

Using Health Eyewear on departure day and the day after you reach your destination, you can reduce the symptoms of jet lag considerably. This means you get the most out of your trip, whether it is for business or vacation!

When you use Health Eyewear your body believes it's night and the production of melatonin, the body's natural sleep hormone, starts. You can thus control the start time of the production of melatonin. It’s in fact easy to manage the transition to the new time zone and to remove most of the discomfort of jet lag. Everything depends on you controlling the production of melatonin when using the glasses.