Jet lag is a common condition, it occurs when body’s natural sleep-wake cycle is disrupted due to travel across time zones. The condition can result in symptoms such as fatigue, insomnia, and difficulty concentrating. Re-timer, a type of light therapy glasses, can help regulate sleep-wake cycles and reduce the symptoms of jet lag.
What is Jet Lag?
Jet lag also known as Jet Lag Disorder is a temporary sleep issue that can occur when a person travels across multiple time zones, which can disrupt body’s natural sleep-wake cycle known as circadian rhythm.
The condition arises because the body’s internal clock is still synced with the previous time zone, causing a mismatch between the external environment, such as the local time of day, and the internal biological clock.
Symptoms of jet lag can vary depending on the number of time zones crossed, the direction of travel. Common symptoms of jet lag include:
- Fatigue and tiredness
- Insomnia or difficulty sleeping at night
- Daytime sleepiness or difficulty staying awake during the day
- Difficulty concentrating and making decisions
- Mood changes such as anxiety, and depression
- Loss of appetite, constipation, or diarrhea
- Headaches, dizziness, and nausea
- Reduced physical performance and coordination.
The severity of these symptoms can range from mild to severe, depending on the individual and the extent of the time zone changes. The symptoms of jet lag typically resolve within a few days as the body adjusts to the new time zone and re-establishes its natural circadian rhythm.
Regulating Sleep-Wake Cycles with Re-timer for Jet Lag
Re-timer light therapy glasses use green-blue light to stimulate the part of the brain that controls the body’s natural sleep-wake cycle. Research has shown that light therapy can be an effective treatment for jet lag, helping travelers adjust to new time zones more quickly ,allowing them to feel more awake during the day and sleep better at night.
Reducing Jet Lag Symptoms with Re-timer
Studies have shown that light therapy can reduce the symptoms of jet lag, including fatigue, insomnia, and difficulty concentrating. By using Re-timer regularly, travelers can reduce the severity and duration of these symptoms, allowing them to enjoy their trip to the fullest.
Using Re-timer for Travel
Re-timer is designed to be used for just 30 minutes a day, making it easy to incorporate into even the busiest travel schedule as the glasses are portable and lightweight.
“Re-Timer has really helped me to prepare and adjust to the time zones throughout the competition season. Usually I find myself waking in the middle of night and not being able to fall back asleep. This can be detrimental to training and competition preparation. Re-Timer has helped me get ahead of the game and be ready to perform at my best.”
Danielle Scott, Sochi Olympic Aerial Ski Champion
It is recommended that travelers use Re-timer during the morning or early afternoon in their new time zone. Following regular routine, travelers can regulate their sleep-wake cycles and reduce the symptoms of jet lag, allowing them to enjoy their trip without the negative effects of jet lag. You can use the Re-timer Jet Lag Calculator to set up your schedule as per your travel plans.