226 | Jet Lag
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The ability to travel far enough fast enough to feel the effects of a dramatically different day/night cycle is very new to the human experience. Only in the last century or century and a half has the concept of time zones even come to exist, let alone the idea that crossing them could mess with our biology. Now we are in the thick of it and the "treatments" are mostly bunk. Jet Lag is one of those things that is best treated with a change in behavior. Links: 1. https://slate.com/human-interest/2015/11/when-did-people-start-moving-fast-enough-to-experience-jet-lag.html (History of Travel as it relates to Jet Lag) 2. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/165339#:~:text=Jet%20lag%20is%20a%20circadian,individual%20to%20feel%20generally%20unwell (Jet lag: What it is and How to Beat it) 3. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/jet-lag/symptoms-causes/syc-20374027 (description of jet lag and recommendations) 4. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/romantically-attached/201708/jet-lagged-heres-what-do-about-it (Psychological effects of jet lag) 5. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=psychology+of+jet+lag (The Science of Jet Lag and how to prevent it) 6. https://science.howstuffworks.com/life/inside-the-mind/human-brain/jet-lag.htm (Overview of what jet lag is and how to treat it) 7. https://www.airspacemag.com/need-to-know/when-did-the-term-jet-lag-come-into-use-71638/#:~:text=It's%20hard%20to%20say%20with,article%20on%20February%2013%2C%201966.&text=Jet%20Lag%20derives%20from%20the,leave%20your%20body%20rhythms%20behind.%22 (Where the term “jet lag” comes from) 8. http://www.jvsmedicscorner.com/Medicine_files/Jet%20lag%20Review.pdf (New England Journal of Medicine article summarizing research and recommendations for dealing with jet lag) 9. https://www.marketwatch.com/press-release/jet-lag-treatment-market-size-2021-research-report-with-latest-opportunities-and-strategies-to-boost-growth-share-revenue-trends-covid-19-impact-and-recovery-regional-analysis-key-findings-future-prospects-2027-2021-08-20 (Jet Lag Industry Market Size Report) 10. https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB955063272457193413 (Marketed “Cures” for jet lag) 11. https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/12/25/AR2006122500491_2.html (Review of treatments for jet lag) We are on Reddit! https://www.reddit.com/user/WhyWeDoWhatWeDo Recommendations - Abraham: My Octopus Teacher (Netflix Documentary: https://www.netflix.com/title/81045007) Buzz Market Netflix - Shane: The Bronx - VI (https://thebronx.bandcamp.com/album/bronx-vi) You can reach us directly at [email protected], through the comments below OR on social via @wwdwwdpodcast or #wwdwwdpodcast.
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