How to Prevent Jet Lag
Despite popular opinion, jet lag has a lot more to do with light than it does with airplanes. Jet lag is the result of your body being on a different time schedule than the world around you. The time schedule your body is on is called your circadian rhythm and your brain uses the sun and the light around you to set your circadian clock. When you change time zones abruptly your clock is disrupted.
For this reason it makes a lot of sense to use light to your advantage in preventing jet lag or recovering from jet lag. And this was the idea that Robert Soler from the lighting science group brought to life with help from the NASA fatigue-management team at the Johnson space center in Houston. The team designed a lighting system to help astronauts traveling for training to recover from jet lag. The LED light is called “Awake and Alert” and uses biologically corrected light that decreases the suppression of melatonin. The bulbs slowly change color from white to light blue in order to trick the body into getting on the local time zone more quickly. But this technology isn’t just for astronauts. Earlier this month the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team had the lights installed in their hotel rooms for a long trip to Australia. And soon, this technology will be available to the general public as well.
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