Common Name/Other Name
Desynchronosis; flight fatigue; jet lag disorder; rapid time zone change syndrome
Jet lag or desynchronosis is a common disorder among travelers. It occurs when a person travels across time zones. The rapid change disrupts the circadian rhythm of the body and the body has to adjust to the new local time zone the traveler is in.
Although temporary, jet lag can cause fatigue, impaired sleeping pattern and in some cases, gastrointestinal problems.
Commonly Prescribed Drugs
- Sleeping pills like benzodiazepines and nonbenzodiazepines may help with insomnia.