If you, a colleague or an employee are going on a business trip, you would leave no stone unturned in ensuring that every word in a pitch is perfect, every fact and figure is ready to be pulled out and every bargaining tool you have is in your armoury. Do not let jet lag waste your hard work.
The effects of jet lag
Jet lag, or dysrhythmia, occurs after east-west air travel when your body clock isn't synchronized with your new time zone. It can disrupt more than 50 physiological and psychological rhythms. Unfortunately it also gets worse with age – particularly after age 50. Unaided, it takes your body 1 day per time zone to readjust. It may take 2 to 3 weeks to completely realign your rhythms.
|“I am a 40 year old fit and healthy female executive who has a demanding work schedule and travels a lot. I am able to switch to a new time zone immediately when I travel to different countries, by following the timetable and using Litebook at the time specified in the jet lag timetable chart. I am now a firm believer in light therapy and a devoted supporter of Litebook”|
Isabella, Litebook.com testimonial
Until recently, jet lag was dismissed as merely an unpleasant side effect of air travel. New research suggests that it may also cause memory loss, shrinkage of parts of the brain and negative side effects on blood pressure. The good news is: now there is help.
Eliminate jet leg in hours - not days
Clinical research conducted at NASA and elsewhere demonstrates that with a properly timed exposure to bright light in specific wavelengths, and a similarly timed avoidance of light, it is possible to safely and efficiently shift our body clock up to 6 time zones in 1 day, and up to 12 time zones in 2 days. With proper use of The Litebook® and by following the personalized schedule determined by Litebook’s Jet Lag Calculator, your energy, mood, concentration, performance and sleep patterns can all be reset to your new time zone in as little as 60 minutes.
Why is the Litebook the right choice for my business?
If you're considering using light therapy to get more from your staff, then you need to look no further than the Litebook Elite. Its patented use of LEDs rather than traditional fluorescent tubes makes it:
- Is around 2% of the size
- Uses 10% of the power
- Requires half the usage time (as little as 15 minutes)
- Has a built in battery so can be used anywhere
- Minimal running costs as it uses LEDs that last for over 11 years - a regular fluorescent bulb lasts just 500 hours
- Has a two-year warranty (double that of other manufacturers), a 60-day money back guarantee and our fantastic after-sales support service.
The Litebook is, unlike regular fluorsecent lamps, small enough to easily fit into your hand or briefcase. It has a built-in battery to allow it to be used anywhere, even if there is no power source available such as on an aeroplane. Regular fluorscent light boxes are 50 times bigger than the Litebook, considerably heavier and require mains power, making them impossible for use on a plane or for taking abroad on a trip. The Litebook also comes with an international power adapter - no need to use a converter.
The LEDs replicate the peak wavelengths of sunlight exactly, meaning it needs as little of 15 minutes to have full effect - a regular lamp takes an hour. You do not even have to look straight into it - just have it at an angle while on your laptop or reading a newspaper. It could not be more convenient or easy to use.
How to use the Litebook to prevent jet lag
TRAVELING EAST: Seek bright light in the morning (destination time).
TRAVELING WEST: Seek bright light in the evening (destination time).
TYPICAL EXPOSURE TIME: Day of travel - 30 to 60 minutes. Second day - 15 to 30 minutes.
LIGHT AVOIDANCE: Avoid bright light (sunlight) at specific times. This is just AS IMPORTANT as seeking bright light at specific times. If you receive exposure to bright light at the wrong time, you WILL make your jet lag worse – your body clock could end up Tokyo time instead of Paris time! It is not critical to avoid interior light, such as in a hotel room, office, or restaurant -- although many frequent travelers report best results when they avoid any source of light during specified times.
Use The Litebook's Jet Lag Calculator to determine your specific usage times. Simply enter your normal waking time (e.g. 7 a.m.), Date of Departure, Departure City and Arrival City, and the Calculator will determine a personalized schedule for your trip, providing you with a window of time to Seek Light and another window of time to Avoid Light. You can find the calculator in our support section, or by clicking here.
Order before 3pm for next day delivery
If you order your Litebook Elite before 3pm you will usually receive it on the the next working day! This means you can start preparing yourself or your staff for your next business trip almost immediately if required!
Need some more information?
If you're interested in using the Litebook to improve your business, why not give us a ring on 0844 504 9999, or use the Contact Us page to send us an email, and we'll be happy to discuss the potential benefits the Litebook could have on your company and answer any queries you may have.