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Jet lag occurs when you quickly travel across two or more time zones. This long-distance travel causes your body to have trouble adjusting to a new schedule. You may feel sleepy during the day and have insomnia at night. Jet lag also can cause you to have trouble functioning. You may feel fatigued and struggle to concentrate.
Am I at Risk ?
There are several strategies that may help reduce jet lag symptoms. A sleep doctor can determine if any of these options are right for you:
Keeping your home schedule:
Using bright light
Adjusting your sleep schedule
Taking a sleeping pill
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: CONTENT DEVELOPED BY THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF SLEEP MEDICINE