Jet lag and other sleep disorders relevant to the traveler

R. Robert Auger, Timothy I. Morgenthaler

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Sleep and wakefulness are governed by homeostatic and circadian regulatory processes, and perturbations therein are primarily responsible for the sleep disturbances associated with travel. Misalignment between endogenous rhythms and the light/dark cycle can result in circadian rhythm sleep disorders, including jet lag. This condition will be the primary focus of this review, with an emphasis on predisposing factors, preventative options, and treatment strategies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)60-68
Number of pages9
JournalTravel Medicine and Infectious Disease
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2009


  • Fatigue
  • Jet lag
  • Sleep disorders
  • Travel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases


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