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Combating jetlag: The Re-Timer
Re-Timer is a wearable device that can be used to readjust your body's reaction to light and hopefully combat jetlag.
The Australian research company has created its device to be worn like a pair of glasses. By emitting soft green light, it is supposed to mimic natural lighting -- hopefully preventing the groggyness and ache that frequent fliers face.
Professor Leon Lack, Chief Inventor, said "Photoreceptors in our eyes detect sunlight, signal our brain to be awake and alert, and set our rhythms accordingly. These rhythms vary regularly over a 24-hour cycle. However, this process is often impaired by staying indoors, travelling to other time zones, working irregular hours, or a lack of sunlight during winter months." To better adjust to changes in timezones, Lack suggests that wearing the glasses every day for 50 minutes can help you either delay or advance your body clock.