While the causes of jet lag are well-understood, minimal useful advice reaches travelers and, unfortunately, the information they do receive is often incorrect
We try to treat the symptoms of jet lag using different tactics, but these don't address the underlying problem
- Travel in business class
- Stay at 5-star hotels
- Choose hotels with "sleep benefits"
- Use sleep medication
- Use stimulants
- Schedule recovery days after a trip
- Follow generic advice from non-experts
- Trust airplane "jet lag lighting"
What can we do to eliminate jet lag?
Timeshifter is based on the latest research in sleep and circadian neuroscience, and offers personalized advice based on your sleep pattern, circadian rhythm, flight schedule, and whether you have chosen to use melatonin or caffeine to adjust faster to the new time zone. Once a flight plan has been entered, the algorithm evaluates over 1,000 different variants of each plan and chooses the one that’s most appropriate for you, providing greater personalization and therefore improved effectiveness and compliance.
It's as simple as taking small actions at specific times. "See bright light", "avoid light", "take a nap", "go to sleep", etc. All the activities are familiar, but in order to speed up the adjustment to a new time zone, the timing of each is critical.
Select scientific studies supporting the Timeshifter approach
Jet lag affects millions of travelers each day
Not arriving at your destination feeling your best can have significant consequences
- Business: Low productivity + bad decisions + poor health
- Sport: Injuries + losing
- Vacation: Slow vacation start + low productivity on return