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All About Jet Lag Disorder!

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Dr. Radhika A (Md) 89% (13 ratings)
MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi  •  13 years experience
All About Jet Lag Disorder!

What is Jet lag disorder?

Jet lag, also called jet lag disorder, is a temporary sleep disorder that can affect anyone who quickly travels across multiple time zones. It is a disruption of the internal body clock.

Symptoms of Jet lag disorder-

Causes of Jet lag disorder-

Inability of the body of a traveler to immediately adjust to the time in a different zone

Risk factors of Jet lag disorder-

  • Number of time zones crossed
  • Being a frequent flyer
  • Older adults

Complications of Jet lag disorder-

  • Heart attacks
  • Strokes

Precautions & Prevention of Jet lag disorder-

  • Get plenty of rest before your trip
  • Try to sleep on the plane if it’s nighttime at your destination
  • Drink plenty of water before, during and after your flight to counteract the dehydrating effects of dry cabin air
  • Set your watch to the new time before you leave

Treatment of Jet lag disorder

  • Homeopathic Treatment of Jet lag disorder
  • Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Jet lag disorder
  • Psychotherapy Treatment of Jet lag disorder
  • Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Jet lag disorder
  • Surgical Treatment of Jet lag disorder
  • Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Jet lag disorder
  • Other Treatment of Jet lag disorder

Homeopathic Treatment of Jet lag disorder-

Homeopathy has rare honor of having safe and natural treatment of jet lag. It settles biological clock, sleep and other body functions. Some of the homeopathic remedies for jet lag are:

  • Arnica
  • Chamomilla
  • Bellis perennis
  • Ipecacuanha
  • Lycopodium

Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Jet lag disorder-

Acupressure points are used to stimulate the nerves corresponding to each period at the new location’s corresponding time. It stimulates the specific horary points on the body which allows the energy to transfer from one meridian to another, thus helping the biological clock update itself in mid-flight.

Psychotherapy and Relaxation Treatment of Jet lag Disorder-

Psychotherapy and relaxation can help in jet lag. They can help in better coping and early relief.

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Jet lag disorder-

In allopathic treatment of jet lag Nonbenzodiazepines are used such as zolpidem (Ambien), eszopiclone (Lunesta) and zaleplon (Sonata). Benzodiazepines are also prescribed such as triazolam.

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Jet lag disorder-

  • Avoid excess alcohol or caffeine
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Eat light meals

Other Treatment of Jet lag disorder-

  • Make an effort to do some walking before your board your flight
  • Do some small stretching and twisting exercises while sitting on your seat
  • Try herbal or aromatic massage

 

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