Scientists develop app that expensive jet lag to shorten




Scientists have developed an application that allows users to make long flights more quickly in an appropriate day-night rhythms. They made mathematical models based on the biological clock, so to ‘sync’ with the daylight. Internal rhythm as soon as possibleThe conscious application was developed by the University in Michigan and is available for iOS. A version for Android is still under construction. According to the scientists Entrain is intended to shorten the period. Jetlag after a long flight Does the software by setting a schedule which is determined when and how long the user has to be exposed to light. Entrain The app includes built-in light-dark schedules for about 1000 scenarios.

The principle is based on the internal biological clock that is called the suprachiasmatic nucleus. These brain nucleus converts the day-night rhythm through complex signaling and periodic regulation of so-called “clock genes”. The production and degradation of molecules that are important for the maintenance of a day-night rhythm are affected by daylight and in this way more or less synchronized.

The Entrain app developed by the Americans uses a mathematical calculation based on the current state of the biological clock and made the ‘leap’ in time after a long flight, Thus shall determine to what extent and at what time the user must be exposed to light. It is also the intensity of the light is important. Based on the ‘lag time that a user is undergoing a program designed to synchronize with the daylight. Internal circadian rhythm as soon as possible

When using the app, users should be responsible for ensuring that they sit down when asked by the software. In light or dark Thus, the scientists suggest that may be a lamp that is normally used for light therapy as a light to be asked. Using existing example in the middle of the night By adhering to the advice that the app gives scientists promise that the period of jet lag can be. Significantly reduced

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