Dim nighttime illumination accelerates adjustment to timezone travel in an animal model

@article{Evans2009DimNI,
  title={Dim nighttime illumination accelerates adjustment to timezone travel in an animal model},
  author={Jennifer A Evans and Jeffrey Elliott and Michael R. Gorman},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2009},
  volume={19},
  pages={R156-R157}
}
Jetlag reflects a mismatch between local and circadian time following rapid timezone travel [1]. Appropriately timed bright light can shift human circadian rhythms but recovery is slow (e.g., 1-2 days per timezone). Most symptoms subside after resynchronization, but chronic jetlag may have enduring negative effects [2], including even accelerated mortality in mice [3]. Melatonin, prescription drugs, and/or exercise may help shift the clock but, like bright light, require complex schedules of… CONTINUE READING
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