Skift Take

Don't expect to come out with miraculous answers to your jetlag after watching this. This is a good primer on the science behind jetlag and using light to help alleviate when traveling east or west.

Last month at TED conference, a “Photon Shower” chamber meant to cure jetlag made a lot of waves. The chamber, still in concept demo, is the result of neuroscience and sleep research by Professor Russell Foster of Oxford, and is underwritten by Delta as part of the airline’s attempts to improve the sleep experiences of its passengers.

Prof Foster gave a lunchtime talk at TED about the science of body clocks and the effect of jetlag on the clocks, and what could be done to overcome it, by exposing it to light in various phases.

The full video, below.

Subscribe to Skift Pro

Subscribe to Skift Pro to get unlimited access to stories like these ($30/month)

Subscribe Now

Tags: delta air lines, jetlag

Photo Credit: Professor Russell Foster of Oxford, giving a talk at recently concluded TED, about science of jetlag.

Up Next

Loading next stories