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Jet lag

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Introduction
Jet lag is tiredness and confusion after a long aircraft journey. It occurs when the body's internal clock is disrupted after crossing a number of time zones.
Symptoms of jet lag
The symptoms of jet lag can vary from person to person. The severity of your symptoms will depend on the distance travelled and the number of time zones crossed.
Causes of jet lag
Jet lag occurs when the body's normal daily routine is disrupted after crossing several different times zones.
Treating jet lag
To minimise the effects of jet lag, establish a new routine when you get to your destination, avoid sleeping when you arrive and spending time outdoors.
Preventing jet lag
Jet lag cannot be prevented, but there are ways of reducing its effects.