Our Jet Lag Main Article provides a comprehensive look at the who, what, when and how of Jet Lag
Definition of Jet lag
Jet lag: A temporary disorder that causes fatigue, insomnia, and other symptoms as a result of rapid air travel across time zones.
Other symptoms of jet lag include anxiety, constipation, diarrhea, confusion, dehydration, headache, irritability, nausea, sweating, coordination problems, and even memory loss. Some individuals may report additional symptoms, such as heartbeat irregularities and an increased susceptibility to illness.
Last Editorial Review: 6/9/2016
Back to MedTerms online medical dictionary A-Z List
Need help identifying pills and medications?