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An astronaut’s rhythm

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An astronaut’s rhythm

6 January 2014 Anyone who has flown long distances will be familiar with the jetlag that comes with travelling across time zones. Our body clocks need time to adjust to different daylight times as high-fliers and frequent travellers know all too well. But what about astronauts, the highest fliers of all? Do they suffer from rocket-lag?

Astronauts can suffer sleeping problems in space just as on Earth. Stress, heavy workloads, anxiety, background noise, light and air quality can all upset their body clocks. Minimising sleep disturbances for astronauts is just one of the goals of the European Astronaut Centre’s medical team. .

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