jet lag | definition

collection of symptoms brought on by travel from one time zone to another that results from the mismatch between our internal circadian cycles and our environment


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Research Article: Experimental ‘Jet Lag’ Inhibits Adult Neurogenesis and Produces Long-Term Cognitive Deficits in Female Hamsters

Date Published: December 1, 2010 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Erin M. Gibson, Connie Wang, Stephanie Tjho, Neera Khattar, Lance J. Kriegsfeld, Shin Yamazaki. Abstract: Circadian disruptions through frequent transmeridian travel, rotating shift work, and poor sleep hygiene are associated with an array of physical and mental health maladies, including marked deficits in human … Continue reading

Research Article: Taking the Lag out of Jet Lag through Model-Based Schedule Design

Date Published: June 19, 2009 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Dennis A. Dean, Daniel B. Forger, Elizabeth B. Klerman, Karl J. Friston Abstract: Travel across multiple time zones results in desynchronization of environmental time cues and the sleep–wake schedule from their normal phase relationships with the endogenous circadian system. Circadian misalignment can result in … Continue reading

Research Article: Adaptation to Experimental Jet-Lag in R6/2 Mice despite Circadian Dysrhythmia

Date Published: February 4, 2013 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Nigel I. Wood, Catherine J. McAllister, Marc Cuesta, Juliet Aungier, Eloise Fraenkel, A. Jennifer Morton, Shin Yamazaki. Abstract: The R6/2 transgenic mouse model of Huntington’s disease (HD) shows a disintegration of circadian rhythms that can be delayed by pharmacological and non-pharmacological means. Since the … Continue reading