Health There's a name for what you're feeling right now: 'family jet lag.'

01:06  13 september  2017
01:06  13 september  2017 Source:   mamamia.com.au

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Well, there ’ s now a term for that: family jet lag . According to clinical psychologist Dr. Adam Fried, who spoke with the New York Times about the topic, that specific stress (think feelings of dread, spiking cortisol levels, and major exhaustion) is due to spending time with people you don’t normally see.

No you ’ re just suffering from jet lag . Jet lag is extreme tiredness and presents other physical effects, like memory lapses. Jet lag is felt by a It doesn’t hurt to try this secret jet lag cure right ? Whaddaya got to lose? If you want more help, just in case, then follow our tips for overcoming jet lag below.

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Oh, my God it's awesome. I wanted on board so bad because you ' re standing right next to and underneath a Concorde; it's cool. That's pretty much what jet lag is. Our body does not know what's going on. There ' s another term for jet lag ; it's called desynchronosis.

Your name . No jet lag there . But, this wasn’t my first rodeo and I knew that traveling West was not going to be the problem. If you ’ re having any trouble sleeping (because of things like Jet lag ), these will be the two supplements that I recommend.

A holiday is meant to be an “extended period of leisure and recreation”, and describes a “break” or a “rest.”

Christmas is, for adults at least, none of those things.

Apart from the unpaid labour of cooking/cleaning/washing/shopping/wrapping/organising that we invest over the festive season, there is an additional source of exhaustion that we seldom discuss.

Family jet lag.

Chevy Chase in 'National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation'. © Rex Images Chevy Chase in 'National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation'. Following Christmas, many people find themselves tired for a number of days. Some have difficultly concentrating, and report heightened levels of anxiety.

Just like traditional jet lag, clinical psychologist Dr. Adam Fried says family jet lag is the result of a disruption to your normal routine.

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Two more observations about jet lag : - Jet lag is worse when you travel east, than when you travel west In our case this means that it' s harder for You made it there and back though, and now you ' re experienced! ;) And next time it might be a total breeze: kids love to throw you curve-balls like that!

That will give you a head start for when you get there . Start going to bed and getting up a little later or earlier, depending which direction you ' re traveling. (Shutterstock). Jet lag isn't the only reason people feel terrible after flying — the jet itself can take a toll.

“Many times we may not even realise the level of our anxiety — or the resulting consequences, like extreme fatigue — until well after the event has passed,” he explains.

It’s important to note that feeling drained after spending time with your family doesn’t mean you love them any less. It’s just that you might only see them a handful of times throughout the year, and therefore the social interaction can be particularly intense.

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