Whenever travelers fly from one destination to another that’s a few time zones away, they have to deal with jet-lag effects. Sleeping at all the wrong hours causes them to become tired, miss out on what they came to do, be it business and pleasure, and it can take a while to shake all those effects off. We might have some good news for you as a newly launched device invented byÂ Professor Leon Lack, a Clinical Psychologist at the Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health (AISH), promises to make all your jet-leg troubles vanish.
Called Re-Timer, thisÂ portable device promises to help high flyers beat jet lag, keep shift workers more alert and get teenagers out of bed in the morning, all this accomplished by re-timing the body’s internal clock. If it works, this travel gadget is bound to climb up all the relevant tops when it comes to travel tech, as 94% of passengers experience jet lag after long-haul flights, with recovery taking up to 1 week.!Â Re-timer is worn much like you would a pair of glasses andÂ emits a soft green light onto the eyes.
“The light from Re-Timer stimulates the part of the brain responsible for regulating the 24-hour body clock. Body clocks or circadian rhythms influence the timing of all our sleeping and waking patterns, alertness, performance levels and metabolism,” saidÂ Professor Leon Lack, Chief Inventor.Â “Photoreceptors in our eyes detect sunlight, signal our brain to be awake and alert, and set our rhythms accordingly. These rhythms vary regularly over a 24-hour cycle. However, this process is often impaired by staying indoors, travelling to other time zones, working irregular hours, or a lack of sunlight during winter months.”
In order to get the desired results, Re-Timer glasses should be worn for three days for 50 minutes each day after waking up in the morning to manage to fall asleep and wake up earlier. If what you are trying to do is prevent falling asleep and waking up too early, the glasses should be worn for 50 minutes before bed, thus delaying your body clock.