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Video answers: ‘How to beat jet lag’

Here are the answers to last Friday’s video, enjoy!

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  1. It’s due to something called ‘desynchronosis’, or when your internal biological clock gets out of sync with your destination.
  2. A dry airplane environment, changes in pressure, and the time difference on arrival all effect the condition, but the biggest effect is sunlight.
  3. One study suggested that melatonin can help, while another found that insulin could help regulate the circadian rhythms of the body. Other people force themselves to stay awake until a normal sleep time at their destination and then wake up at a normal time.
  4. Alcohol and caffeine make jet lag worse.

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