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Jet lag is a complex condition:
- Jetlag occurs when travel by jet airplane quickly puts a person in another time zone. In this new location the person must sleep and wake at times that are misaligned with his or her own body clock.
- The severity of the problem increases with the number of time zones that are crossed.
- Jetlag can affect anyone who travels by jet but the symptoms may last longer in people of middle age and older and those in poor health.
- Jetlag may last longer and be more severe when traveling in an eastward direction.
- There appears to be no difference in the amount of jet lag experienced in homeward versus outward directions.
The adjustment process of the circadian system is slow for jet lag, averaging 60 minutes of phase adjustment per day after a phase-advance shift [eastbound flight] and 90 minutes per day after a phase-delay shift [westbound flight], symptoms can last for days after the flight. West-to-east trips may require 1 day of recovery for each time zone crossed. East-to-west journeys may require 1 day of recovery for each one and a half time-zones crossed. For example, when you cross 6 time zones flying east, it might take 6 days to recover, but when you fly west, it may take no more than 4 days for your body to fully catch up.
The World Health Organization (WHO) International Classification of Diseases (ICD) has classified jet lag as a sleep disorder
Each circadian rhythm sleep disorder involves one of these two problems:
- The timing of sleep and wakefulness is misaligned with the internal circadian clock.
- The timing of sleep and wakefulness is misaligned with the time of day when most people sleep and are awake.
Circadian rhythm sleep disorders all involve a problem in the timing of when a person sleeps and is awake. The human body has a master circadian clock in a control center of the brain known as the suprachiasmatic nucleus. This internal clock regulates the timing of such body rhythms as temperature and hormone levels. The primary circadian rhythm that this body clock controls is the sleep-wake cycle. The circadian clock functions in a cycle that lasts a little longer than 24 hours.
The circadian clock is "set" primarily by visual cues of light and darkness that are communicated along a pathway from the eyes to the suprachiasmatic nucleus. This keeps the clock synchronized to the 24-hour day. Other time cues, known as zeitgebers, also can influence the clock's timing. These cues include meal and exercise schedules. Circadian rhythms and their sensitivity to time cues may change as a person ages.
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