Sleep + Extra Darkness = Math Prof’s Formula for Combating Jet Lag

Submitted on Tuesday, 12/20/2011, at 4:35 PM

December 19, 2011

Travelers who have taken long flights eastward know it all too well: The sluggish, altogether unpleasant feeling one experiences waking up the first day in a new time zone. For some, that condition of desynchronosis, or jet lag, can be a mere annoyance. For others, it can be a real vacation headache, disrupting sleep patterns and digestion for days.