Hormone Vasopressin behind Jet Lag: Study

 StudyJet lag disturbs the body's circadian rhythms, which can also be called as body clocks. The disruption leads to many problems like disturbed sleep, fatigue and dizziness.

A research has lately taken place as per which, hormone vasopressin has been found to be the reason behind jet lag. The study was carried out by a group of researchers from Kyoto University.

Study researchers were of the view that jet lag symptoms can differ from person to person as well as on the number of time zones one has crossed. There are a number of other factors as well on which severity of jet lag depends.

Duration of trip is among those factors. The study has been published in the LiveScience. Lead researcher was of the view that the study was carried out on mice.

After knowing about the role of vasopressin, study researchers thought about knowing the functions of the same. In order to know the same, study researchers genetically engineered the mice that were lacking the hormone.

These mice were made to go through disrupted day and night schedule. It was found that these mice were able to adapt the new cycle. But such thing was not possible among normal mice and they could not adjust to change timings.
 

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