Jet lag is an imbalance of our body’s natural “biological clock” due to traveling between different time-zones. The symptoms of jet lag consist primarily of insomnia and daytime sleepiness but can also include mood changes, reduced physical performance, cognitive impairment and gastrointestinal disturbances
Chinese Medicine is one of the oldest medicines in the world and in today’s world its practice is also backed by modern research. Traditional Chinese Medicine pays a lot of attention to sleep issues and differentiates between trouble falling sleep, difficulty staying asleep (“light sleep”), and having dream-disturbed sleep, as each is related to an imbalance in a different organ system.
Untreated Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders can lead to insomnia and excessive daytime sleepiness, with severe undesirable health, psychological, and social consequences.
Insomnia treatment should aim to improve a patient's 24-hour quality of life, by improving sleep and consequently daytime functioning and health.