Jet lag slows hamster brains

Study suggests chronic jet lag could affect human brains too

By Stephen Ornes, 14:10 PM November 29, 2010

When a person travels quickly over long distances, the place may not be the only change. When her bodily rhythms get thrown off, she suffers from jet lag — it’s hard to sleep and eat at the right times in the new location. Humans and all living creatures have an internal biological clock that tells them when to sleep, and when to be awake. Jet lag happens because this internal clock takes a while to match the day and night schedule of a new place.

In a new study, scientists tested the eff...

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