A medical study reveals that jet lag may have long-term effects. For more about those residual effects as well as some ways to deal with them, read on!
With the holidays approaching, many are already anticipating the unpleasant symptoms that come with crossing time zones and losing sleep. Jet lag is real and it can ruin a portion of your vacation.
Now, researchers are saying that chronic jet lag may be more damaging than previously thought. Along with short-term problems like fatigue, jet lag can cause memory and learning problems that linger long after resuming a normal wake-sleep schedule.
The researchers conducted their study on hamsters. The hamsters were subjected to six-hour shifts in time. They did this to the hamsters twice a week for four weeks. The researchers liken this disruption in sleep-wake cycles to that experienced on a flight from New York to Paris. Measurements were taken during the last two weeks of jet lag and a month later in a follow up session. Specifically, the researchers wanted to know how the hamsters would perform …
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