Wow, since I’ll be changing time zones 9 times on June 22, I wonder if I should buy a pair of these jet-lag cure glasses.
A new gadget promises to makeÂ jet lagÂ a thing of the past. The Re-Time Jet Lag Glasses look like any other pair of glasses, but are fitted with LED lights that help reduce the effects of an altered body clock.
Developed by a sleep researcher, Re-Time uses no ultra violet radiation, and relies on the blue-green colors emitted by the LEDs to affect changes in the body clock or circadian rhythm, which causes jet lag. Theyâ€™re portable, inexpensive and battery operated with a single 9-volt battery good for up to 20 hours of use.
Crap. According to the manufacturer, they won’t be available in time for my trip. I didn’t have jet lag at all when I went to England last year, so maybe I don’t need these anyway. Even so,Â I always wonder how the general public (including me) is supposed to figure out if stuff like this is a con.Â Their website is full of scientific sounding info and even has a page of sources.Â I tend to automatically think things like this are bogus, but that’s just my cynical side taking over. It’s not based on any rational evaluation of the claims.
Skeptical analysis anyone?Â