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A local bloke who spent a fortnight in New York City in 2015 is absolutely immune to the condition known as as jet lag, or desynchronosis, which results from alterations to the body’s circadian rhythms resulting from rapid long-distance travel.
“Yeah, it’s just a state of mind” says local radio sales producer, Keiran West
“I just don’t get it. I feel sorry for people that do”
As his humble brag regarding his masculine approach to fatigue continues, Mr West reveals that in his ‘last trip’ he just made sure he drank lots of grog on the plane and slept a couple times through the 22 hour commute.
“Didn’t get any on the way back either” he smirks.
“Apparently thats when everyone gets it”
According to the American Medical Association, the symptoms of jet lag can be quite varied, depending on the amount of time zone alteration, time of day, and individual differences. Sleep disturbance occurs, with poor sleep upon arrival and/or sleep disruptions such as trouble falling asleep (when flying east), early awakening (when flying west), and trouble remaining asleep. Cognitive effects include poorer performance on mental tasks and concentration; increased fatigue, headaches, and irritability – However, the 29-year-old known as ‘Westy’ doesn’t experience any of this.
“It’s just like a big couple nights out [laughter]” he says.
“You just gotta cop it sweet”