This temporary condition is also known as jet lag or time change syndrome, expressing itself in physical and psychological symptoms due to the imbalance between circadian rhythms or the body’s internal clock and the time of travel by air, passing various time zones quickly, and preventing the adaptation to the new time zone. Obviously, the greater the distance and the number of time zones crossed, the more intense the symptoms will be.
This disorder is caused by the alteration of circadian rhythms, affecting sleeping and waking habits.
Jet lag disorder causes tiredness during the day, general discomfort, stomach and intestinal disorders, and lack of concentration, causing discomfort when traveling.
When the internal and external clocks become out of sync, an imbalance occurs because the internal clock always prevails with its own rhythms in activities such as sleeping, staying alert, eating, and working hours, which causes an imbalance.