If you are traveling to the United States from another country, jet lag is sure to be something that you will be plagued with. Even if you are traveling within the country, from one time zone to another, you may find yourself dealing with a bit of jet lag. While it can be difficult to adjust to the difference in time – for example, it may be midnight in your home city, while it is just 6 o’clock in the evening in the city you are visiting – you don’t have to let the difference in time zones control your trip. Instead of falling victim to your body’s natural clock and locking yourself in your hotel room to get some Zzzzz’s (which can cause you to miss out on several days of your trip,) follow these tips for coping with jet lag. The sooner you cope with the jet lag, the sooner you will be able to readjust your clock and the sooner you will be able to enjoy your trip to the United States.
Desynchronosis is what is commonly known as jet lag. It happens as a result of traveling on a rapid long distance transmeridian or across the globe in an east to west or west to east travel. It causes a physiological condition which alters your body’s circadian rhythms. Your circadian rhythm is the bodily, behavioral, and psychological modifications in a 24 hour cycle. It has to do mostly with the body’s response to light and darkness in the environment. The chief biological clock within the brain control circadian rhythms. They are combinations of molecules working together in cells throughout the body. Circadian rhythms affect sleep-wake cycles, body temperature, the release of hormones and many additional functions that are important within the body.