49. Jet Lag

  1. Teofilo Lee-Chiong M.D.
  1. Timothy H. Monk

Published Online: 4 NOV 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0471751723.ch49

Sleep: A Comprehensive Handbook

Sleep: A Comprehensive Handbook

How to Cite

Monk, T. H. (2005) Jet Lag, in Sleep: A Comprehensive Handbook (ed T. Lee-Chiong), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471751723.ch49

Editor Information

  1. National Jewish Medical and Research Center, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center Denver, Colorado, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 NOV 2005
  2. Published Print: 4 NOV 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471683711

Online ISBN: 9780471751724



  • chronic jet lag syndrome;
  • Sleeping pills (hypnotics);
  • sleep-promoting agents in transmeridian travel


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction to the Human Biological Clock

  • What is Jet Lag?

  • Is Jet Lag All in the Mind?

  • IS Eastbound Worse than Westbound?

  • Is Outbound Worse than Homebound?

  • Are There Age Effects?

  • Chronic Jet Lag

  • Which Jet Lag Countermeasures Work?

  • Behavioral Countermeasures

  • Bright Light (and Goggles)

  • Melatonin Pills

  • Sleeping Pills

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgments

  • References