Key findings of the study include:
- People who experience jet lag are 33.9% more likely to have anxiety
- 44.2% of adults with travel fatigue experience anxiety
- People who experience jet lag are 64.1% more likely to lack energy
- Adults with travel fatigue are 39.5% more likely to have insomnia
- 26.8% of US adults who traveled in the past year have experienced travel fatigue, or lingering tiredness that comes from travelling
- In the past year, 35.8% of adults have had travel fatigue or jet lag, which is an alteration to circadian rhythms
- Adults with travel fatigue are 39.5% more likely to also have insomnia
- Adults with travel fatigue average 23 travel days a year, which is 9.5% more than average
- Business travellers are more prone to travel fatigue than adults who do not travel for business
Statement By Dr Michael Breus
Founder of TheSleepDoctor.com Dr Michael Breus, Ph.D. said, "Anything that causes any type of stress will increase your travel fatigue. Try to anticipate your travel needs as much as possible by bringing snacks to curb hunger during a long car ride or taking a water bottle to fill up after going through airport security."
The full survey can be found here.
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