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Princeton's WordNet

  1. jet lag(noun)

    fatigue and sleep disturbance resulting from disruption of the body's normal circadian rhythm as a result of jet travel


  1. jet lag(Noun)

    A physical condition caused by crossing time zones during flight; often the result of disruption to the circadian rhythms of the body.


  1. Jet lag

    Jet lag, medically referred to as desynchronosis, is a physiological condition which results from alterations to the body's circadian rhythms resulting from rapid long-distance transmeridian travel on a aircraft. It is classified as one of the circadian rhythm sleep disorders. The condition of jet lag may last several days until one is fully adjusted to the new time zone, and a recovery rate of one day per time zone crossed is a suggested guideline. The issue of jet lag is especially pronounced for airline pilots, crew, and frequent travelers. Airlines have regulations aimed at combating pilot fatigue caused by jet lag. The common term jet lag is used because before the arrival of the passenger jet aircraft, it was generally uncommon to travel far and fast enough to cause jet lag. Propeller flights were slower and of more limited distance than jet flights, and thus did not contribute as widely to the problem.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of jet lag in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of jet lag in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Keri Peterson:

    Keep your diet healthy; and don’t resort to soda and sugary foods because that's going to worsen your jet lag symptoms.

  2. Robert Herjavec:

    When you go through chemotherapy, you get highly fatigued, and it changes your mood and depression, you hold [ the Litebook ] to the side of your head, and it gives you radiation and light, and it helps with fatigue, and there’s actually a commercial application of it for jet lag.

  3. Tara Swart:

    A hotel makes for a particularly interesting place to observe differences in mental resilience, and be able to offer suggestions as to how it might be improved, it's a unique microcosm filled with people under differing types and degrees of mental pressure, from jet lag to meetings to poor sleep.

  4. Jamie Zeitzer:

    However, the treatments that are developed for jet lag can be used for less prevalent, though far more significant societal problems including delayed sleep in teens( in whom we have an ongoing clinical trial using the flash technique) and shift workers who try to flip between a night time schedule for work and a day time schedule for leisure.

  5. Ari Seth Cohen:

    Spending two days with her in Montenegro, there was no complaints about jet lag. She stayed up longer than anyone the whole trip. She was dancing, she was joyful, she was giving, her whole philosophy about aging (is) how we're constantly recycling ourselves and how there really is no age -- it's really just a matter of your mindset. Seeing a 97-year-old woman that vital, for me, is incredibly powerful.

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