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Which symptoms does jet lag cause?

Dr Louisa Draper

"Jet lag covers a whole range of symptoms. Most commonly, jet lag affects your sleeping pattern. This is why you might feel really tired, have difficulty getting to to sleep, staying asleep, or waking up in the morning after a long haul flight."

Dr Louisa Draper

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Jet lag is the term given to a range of symptoms some people get as a result of flying into a different time zone. It happens because your body needs time to adapt to changes in its daily light-dark patterns.

Flying to another time zone upsets your body’s ‘circadian rhythm’ (its natural body clock), because the usual times for day and night change from place to place.