Jet lag is a feeling of tiredness and confusion after a long aircraft journey and affects people who travel across different time zones over a short space of time, such as in the case of long-distant flights. Jet lag can disturb your sleep pattern, as a result making you feel drowsy and lacking in energy. Although it is not possible to prevent jet lag, there are a number of things that can be done to reduce its effects.
For each person the symptoms of jet lag can vary. The severity of symptoms will usually depend on the length of distance travelled. Symptoms will generally only last for one or two days depending on how quickly your body is able to adjust to the new time zone. The symptoms linked to jet leg are: disturbed sleep pattern, anxiety, constipation, indigestion, irritability, drowsiness, headaches, nausea, loss of appetite, lack of energy, headaches, sweating, feeling unwell, and for some women who frequently travel irregular periods.
It is possible to relieve these symptoms by using the above techniques. However, more serious symptoms of jet lag can be alleviated with medication. euroClinix offers the jet lag treatment pack, which contains a natural hormone released by the body that tells the brain that it is time to sleep.
It uses the ingredient melatonin, a naturally-occurring hormone, to help your body to adjust better to the unexpected change in sleeping times, meaning you will be able to rest despite the time change. Because it uses the natural hormone melatonin it is unlikely to have a negative effect on your body. As a result this treatment can be used both throughout the trip and for up to three months. As one of the main symptoms of jet lag is sleep disturbance, this treatment pack will effectively reduce the major symptoms associated with the condition.