Most Montrealers complain they do not get enough sleep. Yet, sleep affects are physical and mental health. Not having enough sleep affects our mood, our stamina, our home-life and career, and our social relationships
Sleep is an important human function which is essential for good physical health and good mental health. Even though sleep is so important many Montrealers take sleeping for granted. They either sleep too much or more often than not, sleep less than is recommended for good health. Montrealers will catnap rather than sleep, burn the midnight oil studying, play on the computer, or just insist that they are too busy too sleep.
Jet Lag is a common problem for Montrealers who travel a lot because of vacationing or for the purpose of work. Montreal executives may have a conference to attend to in California one day and maybe New York or Toyko the day. It is a very hectic schedule that will wreck havoc on the body’s circadian (sleep mechansim) rhythm.
Spa Eastman Montreal has created a travel package that is designed to counteract the affects of jet lag.
Symptoms of Jet Lag
Have you ever heard of desynchronosis? Sure you have, but you know it better by its most familiar name – jet lag.
Jet lag is a temporary tiredness cause by traveling across international times zones. Business people and vacationers alike can experience jet lag. The tiredness experienced by jet lag sufferers can also cause insomnia or the inability to sleep.
Symptoms of jet lag
- problems with coordination
- memory loss
International time zones changes
At first it would appear that just traveling in a plane should be relaxing and a person could close their eyes and catch a nap if they needed to, but it is not as simple as that. Let’s start with a description of an international time zone.
An international time zone is a geographical location where the time remains constant throughout that time zone. For example, it will be 4:00pm at the same time everywhere in Chicago. This geographical time zone might cross countries, so it would also be 4:00pm in parts of Canada. However, it would be a different time in other parts of the USA and Canada and so on. There are 24 different international times zones that reflect every hour of a 24 hour day.