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Is confusion a symptom of 'jet lag'?

Is confusion a symptom of 'jet lag'?

Can be: Jet lag results when your body clock is out of synch with your current time zone. Symptoms include fatigue, headache, sometimes nausea. Feeling a little "fuzzy" could be expected. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Forster
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Jet Lag (Definition)

An alteration in circadian rhythm and sleep patterns due to travel ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of jet lag?

What are the symptoms of jet lag?

May vary but: Jet lag symptoms may include:
insomnia, early waking or excessive sleepiness, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, constipation or diarrhea, malaise, muscle aches and
menstrual symptoms in women. ...Read more

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Is sleeping for 14hrs straight a symptom of 'jet lag'?

Is sleeping for 14hrs straight a symptom of 'jet lag'?

Jet lag -> fatigue: Sleeping 14 hours is likely simple exhaustion and sleep deprivation. Although a few days of "jet lag" can surely cause both! Jet lag more typically causes tiredness, sometimes headache, nausea, poor focus, and that frustrating "can't fall asleep at bedtime / am wide awake at 4am" feeling. Hopefully a good sleep has started to reset your bio-clock! ...Read more

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Is there more than one symptom of 'jet lag'?

Yes: Jet lag symptoms can include headache, mild nausea, and of course fatigue. Feeling "awake" and unable to sleep when you should (eg: in the middle of the night), also typical. ...Read more

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What can I do to address the symptoms of jet lag?

What can I do to address the symptoms of jet lag?

Several: I try to sleep on the plane as much as possible since you are missing sleep going east. But then it is hard to fall asleep on return since your body thinks its earlier. Try some melatonin, which is the body's rythym hormone. Keep the lights off at night to induce sleep and very bright in the as (i like a dawn simulator) avoid alcohol and drugs. ...Read more

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What can be done for jet lag?

Rest: Plenty of fluids and a good nap or rest using melatonin can help. ...Read more

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How do you tell if you have jet lag?

How do you tell if you have jet lag?

Fatigue, mild nausea: Jet lag occurs when you travel east or westbound. Typically you feel fatigued, mild nausea, and have trouble with sleeping. It lasts a few days, often worse on the first day. Get out into sunlight and take melatonin if you are having trouble sleeping. ...Read more

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My sister has jet lag. What should I tell her?

Jet lag remedy: Jet lag is a disruption of circadian rhythm caused by traveling to different time zones. Basically adaption to the the local cycles of light and nutrition are the most effective means to adjust. If possible, a day or so before traveling, begin to change sleeping and eating times to those of the destination. Fasting for about 16 hours during travel and exposure to light also attenuates effects. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Jet lag?

Jet Lag results from: An imbalance in the body's natural "biological clock" caused by traveling to different time zones. The 24-hour cycle of "circadian rhythms" are measured by the distinct rise and fall of body temperature, certain hormone levels and other biological conditions, all influenced by our exposure to sunlight to determine when we sleep and when we wake. They adjust slowly after changing time zones. ...Read more

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What is happening to your body when you have jet lag?

Circadian: Your inner clock is off...It takes several days for your circadian rhythm to catch up.. ...Read more

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How can I prevent jet-lag?

Light and dark: The best strategy for jet lag involves carefully controlling exposure to light and dark in order to help your brain's internal clock make the fastest adjstment possible to the new time zone. Try searching for jet lag calculator on the internet. The best available site last time I looked was on the british airways website (but no tickets are necessary). ...Read more

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How can I prevent jet lag?

Depends: Traveling eastward is typically worse than westward. It also depends on the number of time zones you are crossing. If you are just crossing one or two time zones, you may just want to live with it. Crossing more than two, if you have a week to prepare, you can start living based on your new time zone, adjusting one hour each day until you are living in your new time zone BEFORE you leave. Best. ...Read more

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How to quickly get rid of jet lag?

How to quickly get rid of jet lag?

Sun & melatonin: Jet lag is the mismatch between your internal biologic clock and the external world. Your internal clock is set by sunlight, espeically morning and evening light as well as your body's natural sleep hormone-melatonin. Exposure to sunlight morning and evening and using melatoinin prior to sleep you can hasten your adaptaion. Jet lag causes decreased memory and analytic skills for the first few days. ...Read more

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How to cope with insomnia caused by jet lag?

How to cope with insomnia caused by jet lag?

Melatonin: Melatonin 5-10mg has been shown to be helpful in reducing jet lag symptoms. Thanks for trusting Health Tap! ...Read more

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It is possible that jet lag can cause oversleeping?

It can: Jet lag involves disruption of your normal circadian rhythms (day-night cycles). So as your body attempts to adjust to changes based on time difference, you may "oversleep" to account for previous "lost" sleep due to travel/time changes. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can a 1 year old take melatonin to help with jet lag?

No: The CNS of an infant is substantially different than that of an adult. The limbic system and reticular activating system are incompletely formed. To introduce a CNS depressant would potentially have fatal consequences. ...Read more

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Jet lag! Can't sleep! Should I double up on the melatonin?

Jet lag! Can't sleep! Should I double up on the melatonin?

Increase Melatonin: Jet lag is a mismatch between your internal biologic clock and the external time of your surroundings. Your internal clock is set by both sunlight and melatonin. Get out into sunlight morning and evening, eat at times for new time zone, and take melatoinin before bedtime. Avoid computer & tv screens 4 hours before bed as they interfere with melatoinin production. Prescription sleep aides may help. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get over 7 hour jet lag without wasting any hours?

Light exposure: There are many, many approaches to jet lag, however the approach that I think has the best evidence basis involves using light and dark exposure to shift your body's internal clock to the new time zone. British airways has a decent one on their website. For added effect you might try taking melatonin in the evening. ...Read more

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Does anyone have any tips for overcoming jet lag after a 5 hour time difference?

Stay awake: The best strategy is to attempt to convert over to the "new time" by attempting to go to bed at a regular time, based upon the new time zone. ...Read more

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Is Ambien (zolpidem) safe to take for jet lag, what is the best time to take it?

Is Ambien (zolpidem) safe to take for jet lag, what is the best time to take it?

Melatonin: Ambien (zolpidem) has been studied and found to have some benefit for jet lag, however I generally recommend melatonin taken 30 minutes before the intended bedtime; it is better tolerated and a more natural way to adjust to a new time zone. ...Read more

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Some of my friends get very sensitive to light when they suffer from jet lag? Is that possible? What can we do?

Jet lag brain edema: Sleep deprivation prevents the brain from cleaning out toxic waste products. Mild brain edema may occur.
The eyes may become photosensitive to a mild degree.
Short naps may help but a full night's sleep is in order.
Pycnogenol or ginko biloba may help relieve the symptoms of jet lag. N-Acetyl Cysteine may also relieve stress on the brain. Follow the directions on the bottles. ...Read more

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I have been back from traveling for a week now, but I still have jet lag and only get a couple hours of sleep. What can I do?

Reset required: The most important step in treatment is taking to stay up during the day, be exposed to sunlight, (esp in afternoon), avoid all stimulating substances (e.g. Caffeine) after mid-day, and make sure that no matter what time you actually fall asleep at, you wake up at the same time every day. More ideas look at http://wwwnc. Cdc. Gov/travel/yellowbook/2012/chapter-2-the-pre-travel-consultation/jet-lag. ...Read more

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Despite effects of jet lag, is it also possible that during recovery, a person to experience dreams even in daytime naps? I would like that! :)

Despite effects of jet lag, is it also possible that during recovery, a person to experience dreams even in daytime naps? I would like that! :)

Yes, we can: Experience dreams during daytime naps. We need to be in the stage of sleep called Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep for that to happen. The more sleep deprived we are, the more we dream when we are able to sleep. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can melatonin really help me get over jet lag faster? If so, how long before my transatlantic trip do I need to start taking it? Thanks so much.

Yes!: Melatonin levels in your body spike at bedtime, and the general advice is to try taking it when you want to fall asleep. Try 1-3 mg at bedtime the first night after you arrive in the new time zone to help induce sleep at what will seem an abnormal time to your body for sleeping. A rule of thumb is that it takes a day for each hour of change in time zone to fully acclimate to your new zone. ...Read more

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How can I cope with jet lag?

Jet lag: You can try complex methods of putting yourself on the new time with meals and medications before travelling, or just stay up when you reach the new site until 10 pm and then go to sleep (even if it means taking a prescribed sleeping pill if it feels to early). Don't drink on the plane and stay hydrated. ...Read more

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How to cope up with jet lag?

Change your schedule: If you are young, less than 30 or so, a few hours difference won't bother you much. Going west is less of an issue than heading back east. To prepare: go to bed 45-60 min later each night for few days before heading west or 45-60min earlier each night for few days before heading east. The further u travel, the more hours/days u need to change. Have fun wherever u r heading. Be safe and good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more