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Jet lag: symptoms, causation and minimization

  title={Jet lag: symptoms, causation and minimization},
  author={Jenny Rutten},
  • Jenny Rutten
  • Published 2016
  • Psychology
  • In this literature review we provide an overview of what jet lag is, how it is caused, what contributes to a less or more severe experience of jet lag and what we can do about it. Jet lag is a misalignment of the human circadian rhythm which is regulated by our Suprachiasmatic Nucleus in the brain and caused by crossing time zones too fast for our biological clock to keep up. Main symptoms are intense sleepiness or insomnia at inappropriate times. Other symptoms can be cognitive impairments… CONTINUE READING

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