Jet Lag Pill Can Reboot Biological Clock
New drug could replace addictive sedatives as travel cure
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Dec 2, 2008 3:21 PM CST
The jet lag pill will provide a non-drowsy, non-addictive solution to one of modern travel's most troublesome problems.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – A new drug could allow travelers to fly past jet lag without the lingering drowsiness of addictive sedatives, the BBC reports. The drug resets natural sleep rhythms by adjusting the body’s sleep hormone, melatonin, allowing sleep to come sooner and last longer. If approved, Tasimelteon could provide welcome relief to airline crews, frequent fliers, and graveyard-shift workers.