It’s summertime, and for many of us that means travel. Summer is often the time we take off from work to explore distant places. An unfortunate side effect of traveling is jet lag (also known as circadian dischronism).
But here’s some good news: NuCalm can help you combat your jet lag so you can quickly get back to normal on your vacation or when you return home.
What Is Jet Lag?
Our body has an internal clock that helps us function properly in relation to the day’s rhythms. It helps us get up and get to sleep on time. To accomplish this, the body releases certain hormones at certain times. These hormones help prepare your body for activity or its power-down sequence. Because hormones take time to activate your body, they can be released half an hour or more before the event they’re triggering. If you typically go to bed around 11:00, your body may start releasing sleep hormones (melatonin) about 10:30.
Although the body adjusts the timing of these releases to match external and behavioral cues, it takes time to shift the cycle. When you fly across multiple time zones, your body struggles to adjust. As a result, your body can stay on the time cycle of your home for days after you reach your destination.
That’s what we call jet lag, and it can make you tired when you’re supposed to be awake or make it impossible for you to fall asleep when it’s bedtime.
You can also experience symptoms such as: headaches, irritability, lack of appetite, or frequent hunger. Jet lag can put a damper on your vacation or even worse, poorly affect your routine when you return home.
How Long Does Jet Lag Last?
Different systems are controlled by different hormones. Under normal conditions, these can take anywhere from 1-4 days to get back to normal. And for some people, it can take even longer.
How NuCalm Helps
NuCalm gives you a proactive method for resetting your body’s clock. It allows your body to wipe the slate clean in terms of circadian rhythms and start fresh, building your bodily cycle anew from the environmental and behavior clues you give it. Instead of waiting up to four days to get synced, you can do it in just one 45-minute session.
Unlike letting your body reset slowly, NuCalm allows you to get all your systems linked up at once. Using NuCalm makes it easier to live better when you travel.
If you’re prone to jet lag, please contact a local NuCalm provider at your destination to see if you can get set up to regulate your rhythms.