National Sleep Foundation

Chapter 5: Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders


What are the consequences of jet lag?

Typical consequences of jet lag include disturbed sleep, decreased alertness, general malaise, and impaired daytime function; in addition, gastrointestinal distress is common, and occurs when travelers eat at a time that the body is unused to.72


72.  Drake CL, Wright KP, “Shift Work, Shift-Work Disorder, and Jet Lag,” in Kryger M, Roth T, Dement W (ed.), Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine (5th Edition), St. Louis: Elsevier Saunders, 2011, pages 784-798