Understanding Jetlag and Circadian Rhythm

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What is the primary reason why it is more difficult for most people to travel east than west?

Their internal clock needs to be phase-advanced when flying east

Why is it easier for some 'morning types' to travel eastward?

Their endogenous period of the body clock is shorter than 24 hours

What happens to the internal clock when flying west?

It needs to be phase-delayed

Why do most people find it more difficult to travel east than west?

Their internal clock needs to be phase-advanced when flying east

Test your knowledge of how jetlag affects our circadian rhythm when traveling east or west and why it is usually more difficult to travel east. Explore the endogenous period of the body clock and its relation to jetlag.

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