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What is Jet lag?

What is Jet lag?

  • Jet lag: Jet lag is a physiological condition which is a consequence of alterations to circadian rhythms; it is classified as one of the circadian rhythm sleep disorders. Jet lag results from rapid long-distance transmeridian (east-west or west-east) travel, as on a jet plane.
  • Jet lag: A chronobiologic disorder resulting from rapid travel across a number of time zones, characterized by insomnia or hypersomnolence, fatigue, behavioral symptoms, headaches, and gastrointestinal disturbances. (From Cooper, Sleep, 1994, pp593-8)
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Jet lag: fatigue and sleep disturbance resulting from disruption of the body's normal circadian rhythm as a result of jet travel.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Jet lag: Introduction

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How serious is Jet lag?

Complications of Jet lag: see complications of Jet lag

What causes Jet lag?

Causes of Jet lag: see causes of Jet lag
Risk factors for Jet lag: see risk factors for Jet lag

What are the symptoms of Jet lag?

Symptoms of Jet lag: see symptoms of Jet lag

Complications of Jet lag: see complications of Jet lag

Jet lag: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Jet lag.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Jet lag.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Jet lag: see treatments for Jet lag
Alternative treatments for Jet lag: see alternative treatments for Jet lag
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Name and Aliases of Jet lag

Main name of condition: Jet lag

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