We give people wonderful vacations here at TDI, but let’s face it: a trans-Atlantic flight, a hop on a boat, and touring the very next day? We know it, you know it – that first breakfast is rough when you’re still feeling that soul-delay. (That’s how William Gibson describes jet-lag in his novel Pattern Recognition.)
Well, an experimental drug currently undergoing trials is threatening to neatly reset the body clock, banish jet-lag, and eliminate that excuse, at least, for not traveling with us to the Mediterranean or Africa. Time Magazine reports that:
The drug, tasimelteon, works by mimicking the effects of the naturally occurring hormone melatonin, which has long been identified as the regulator of the body’s sleep and wake patterns. In Phase II and III clinical trials of 450 people who were subjected to simulated jet lag in a sleep laboratory (participants were forced to go to bed at 6 p.m. and wake up at 2 a.m.), a team from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston found that the new drug restored near normal sleep the first night it was used.
Read the rest here.
(Thanks to MyTravelOptimizer!)