I just woke up. It's 4:45am. I don't get this at all. I went to bed at 11pm very tired.


Maybe I'll get back to sleep after checking mail and stuff?

Update: It worked. I slept until 6:30 or so. That's a bit more reasonable.

Posted by jzawodn at October 19, 2003 12:57 PM

Reader Comments
# Charles said:

Asia is the maximum jet-lag destination. And in case you didn't notice, Japan doesn't have Daylight Savings time, which is especially screwy when you're near the seasonal changeover (like now).

Just be glad you don't have to take the 17hr nonstop from Chicago, like I do. I usually stay up for 48 hours straight before the flight, don't sleep on the plane, then crash when I get there. I have a LOT of trouble resetting my internal clock. But I recently learned of some scientific research indicating that your internal clock is primarily determined by your mealtimes, not by sleep times. Eat by the local clock, breakfast is especially critical. Ganbatte.

on October 19, 2003 01:29 PM
# Koz said:

My previous job involved lots of short trips to far(ish) flung destinations. I think that if you travel for work, you pretty much *need* some kind of sleeping pill.

Before I used them even a 3 hour difference would mess me up for a week, however with some pills I was able to start work the next day after a trip from Wellington NZ (my home) to Petoskey MI USA. 20+ hours in planes and airports.

If jet lag really messes you up I'd suggest talking to your GP.

on October 19, 2003 02:18 PM
# Art said:

Want some cheese with that whine?

on October 19, 2003 02:32 PM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

Sorry, but I can't eat dairy products. At least not most dairy products.

on October 19, 2003 02:45 PM
# Rasmus said:

Do you run or swim or anything? There is an amazing pool in the gym on the 5th floor. And a bit of exercise definitely helps you adjust.

on October 19, 2003 04:38 PM
# Ferg said:

Rasmus speaks the truth about exercise. I >never

on October 25, 2003 09:38 PM
# Ferg said:

Rasmus speaks the truth about exercise. I never work out but 30 minutes in a hotel gym helps a lot when travelling.

But even better, and no-one believes me on this, is 'No Jet Lag', a New Zealand herbal concoction. It works for me by not making me more inclined to sleep, or to sleep longer, but instead by making my body less picky about when it does its sleeping. 11pm to 5 am, followed by another 3 hours later on and you'll be right as rain. Note that it's sold in different countries under different names.


on October 25, 2003 09:38 PM
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