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How to recover from jet lag?

Exposure to bright morning sunlight cures jet lag after a few days in most people. A few will have prolonged sleep phase difficulties. For these, there is one curious treatment that has achieved success. By forcing one's self into a 27 hour day, complete with the appropriate stimulation from bright light, all the errant chemical cycles will be able to catch up during

one week of recycling.

Some people believe that the hormone melatonin helps to decrease jet lag. Melatonine is a substance similar to hormones, which is produced in the brain by the pineal body close to the pituitary gland (hypophysis). Darkness stimulus produces an increased release of melatonine into the blood, light stimulus causes a jam in the melatonine release.

Cognitex provides a variety of potent brain-boosting nutrients and antioxidants that enhance memory and learning. The main ingredient in Cognitex is choline, which is used by the brain to produce acetylcholine. Acetylcholine facilitates the transmission of nerve impulses in the brain and maintains the integrity of cell membranes. Taking Cognitex may help your brain to become better able to handle the stresses of travel and consequently reduce the amount of jet lag that you experience.

L-theanine is an amino acid found in green tea that produces tranquilizing effects in the brain. L-theanine increases the brain chemical GABA, which not only relaxes but also creates a sense of well-being. The ability of L-theanine to increase GABA can result in an individual having a better mood by changing biochemistry. It can also increase levels of dopamine, another brain chemical with mood-enhancing effects.

More information on jet lag

What is jet lag? - Jet lag is a temporary disorder that causes fatigue, insomnia, and other symptoms as a result of air travel across time zones.
What causes jet lag? - Jet lag mainly occurs in people who rapidly traverse multiple time zones. Hypothalamus in brain acts as a kind of alarm clock to activate various body functions.
What're the symptoms of jet lag? - Symptoms of jet lag can be mild or severe, depending on the number of time zones you cross and your sensitivity to such changes.
How to recover from jet lag? - Exposure to bright morning sunlight cures jet lag after a few days in most people. Some people believe that the hormone melatonin helps to decrease jet lag.
How to prevent or avoid jet lag? - Maintain a sensible bedtime schedule prior to your trip. Don't avoid sleeping in order to make yourself tired.
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