Jet lag is a common sleep disorder. It affects those who travel both frequently and infrequently. We spoke to Amy Korn-Reavis, R.R.T., R.S.T., a registered respiratory therapist and sleep technologist in Orlando, for one approach to the medical problems you or your loved one may suffer from when trying to sleep.
If you think you might have jet lag, use this as a reference point before getting personalized medical advice from your doctor or other accredited sleep expert. --Wendy Gould
Jet lag is a circadian rhythm disorder, or a disorder that affects the body's internal clock. Travelers passing through two or more time zones often experience jet leg, but it can also affect those traveling through just one or two. It occurs because our location has changed clocks but our body hasn't, says Korn-Reavis.
Avoid Heavy Eating And Drinking
Use A Light Therapy Box
Exercise Prior To And During Your Trip
Amy Korn-Reavis, R.R.T., R.S.T., is both a registered respiratory therapist and registered sleep technologist who has been in the business for over 25 years. As a board member of the American Association of Sleep Technologists and manager of Emery Sleep Solutions in Apopka, Fla., Korn-Reavis has helped many improve their sleep habits over the years.
Have you ever suffered from jet lag? What worked for you?