Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Jet Lag Be Gone

Jet Lag, one of the most annoying things about international travel, may be a thing of the past. A new "time-bending" drug has been developed that helps people reset their sleep patterns and overcome the bedraggled feeling associated with jet lag. 

The drug, Tasimelteon, shifts the body's natural flow of the sleep hormone melatonin. The drug allows people to fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer, aiding the process of overcoming jet lag. If additional clinical trials go smoothly, Taismelteon could be on the market in the next few years. In recent clinical trials the drug showed major promise because it's not addictive like other sleep aids. 

Originally reported by the BBC

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