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Jet lag affects memory long after a return to a normal schedule.
A new study by researchers at the University of California has indicated that chronic jet lag alters the brain in ways that cause memory and learning problems long after one’s return to a regular 24-hour schedule.
Scientists developing a pill that will reset the body clock.
Jet lag could be a thing of the past for travellers after scientists moved closer to developing a pill that resets your body clock. Researchers have discovered a substance which is crucial to the natural rhythms of the body – and also a way of manipulating it.
Jet Lag Can Be A Drag
A new drug developed by researchers helps the body produce more of the sleep hormone melatonin and could get rid of problems caused by jet lag and shift work.
They developed a drug called tasimelteon, also known as VEC-162, and studies show that it helps people sleep longer and deeper.
Earache My Eye!
Frequent fliers, we know the sight well. The plane begins to land and our inner ear pressure swells, feeling something like the gradual multiplication of wet socks within our brain pan. A clench of the jaw and our inner ear pressure pops, making us feel marginally better. Ah. But in front of us, a fellow passenger is not so lucky. He grabs the side of his head, frantically swallowing and yawning, his mouth frothing over with half-chewed Chiclets, but nothing happens. Now he’s screaming. Oh god. Not again.
Sometimes the cure is worse than the disease
Starving yourself before a long flight may help prevent jet lag, US researchers said on Thursday.
Normally, the body’s natural circadian clock in the brain dictates when to wake, eat and sleep, all in response to light. But it seems a second clock takes over when food is scarce, and manipulating this clock might help travelers adjust to new time zones, they said.