What is jet lag

What is jet lag

Jet lag is the name of time debt syndrome. It is associated with traveling by plane between completely different time zones. Podróżni przybywają do nowego miejsca i są nieprzystosowani do panujących tam warunków.

The main symptom of jet lag is hyperactivity during the night and lethargy and fatigue during the day.

Our body is not adapted to this type of change. The circadian rhythm of sleep and wakefulness is regulated by secreted hormones, which are sensitive to light and dark sensations.

Unpleasant ailments related to jet lag can be alleviated. One method is to take the hormone produced by the pineal gland, melatonin, which may be helpful in regulating our circadian rhythm.

A proper diet can also help us.

It is worth choosing a meal with plenty of protein in the morning (milk and dairy products, cold cuts, meat, legumes). It is a supplier of tyrosine, that is, an amino acid, which is converted into adrenaline and norepinephrine by chemical changes, which will reduce the feeling of excessive sleepiness. On the other hand, carbohydrates consumed in the evening will help us fall asleep (will provide tryptophan).

Let's remember, to get a good night's sleep before departure, eat light meals during the flight, do not drink coffee and alcohol.