It’s 3:26 am and I haven’t slept for 36 hours!
Travel can be stressful especially when traveling across time zones. as your internal clock can easily be thrown off balance. You may experience insomnia, fatigue, anxiety, stomach upsets, loss of concentration, irritability & headaches just to name a few symptoms you might not mention on your postcards home.
Dysrhythmia, commonly known as jet lag, occurs when your delicately orchestrated circadian rhythms are disrupted throughout the body. Without any intervention it’s commonly thought to take up to a day per time zone for the body to adjust. The difficulty with adjustment increases with age.
Jet lag is commonly thought to be caused by lack of sleep. Not true! The real cause is lack of light stimulating the brain. Light is a vital nutrient. Without adequate amounts of natural light on a regular basis, we become unbalanced, motivation can suffer and we can become depressed. Traveling can present a problem with regard to receiving adequate amounts of natural light. [Read more…] about Tips & Tools To Avoid Jet Lag