Up and Away Part II: The Nitty Gritty of Jet Lag Management

Jet lag can ruin a vacation or business trip. Some travelers are more vulnerable than others. Major factors are east/west direction and number of time zones crossed. In Part I, Dr. Oren pointed to circadian rhythms disrupted by the sudden shift in the light-dark cycle. Here he points also to activity and rest patterns, and offers a program to minimize ill effects. In Part II of his jet lag series for Psychology Today, Dan develops a set of practical schedules of light-dark exposure and activity-rest scheduling to ease your long distance travel woes. The prescription is specific both to the distance and direction of your trip. Continue reading