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how many days does jet lag last?

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Dr. Kirankumar Viramgama
Sleep Medicine 31 years experience
Time Zone traveled: Depending on number of time zone traveled. Traveling from ny to la in usa is 3 time zone and about 3 days it last. Traveling west is less taxing to body then traveling east. Generally jet lag takes one day per time zone traveled. Same time zone travel from north to south has no effect on body like ny to orlando.
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
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Feb 1, 2015
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Travel Medicine 37 years experience
1 day / hour change: How long jet lag lasts depends on a variety of factors including how far you've traveled, strategies you're using to help recover, and simply how you, compared to others, respond to time change. A conservative estimate is that it can take one day for every hour of time zone change to fully recover.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Jet lag: Jet lag is usually more of a problem when traveling from west to east. It usually takes about a day to recover for each time zone crossed.

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