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October 15, 2009

Jet lag part 1

While I was on layover in Tokyo. Did I mention it was 4 hours? I surfed jet lag at the airport. I also took a shower at the airport. I highly recommend the shower. Even though I had only had one 4 hour flight, I had been up for 10 hours and it helped. It was hard to put my socks back on while still steamy.

I set my watch to Dallas time. Rats. My layover sounds worse when you consider it is midnight to 4 AM Dallas time. I stopped drinking either alcohol or caffeine and drank lots of water. When I got on the plane I took Tylenol PM, put in earplugs and put on a sleep mask. I only stayed asleep for a couple of hours. When I woke at 7AM Dallas time, I had missed a meal service, I had a cup of coffee in the back of the plane and had a protein bar I had brought. From then on I was on Dallas time. That is I was reading and watching movies in a dark plane where everyone was a sleep. It was really hard to stay awake towards the end.

When I got home we all went outside for some sunlight. The whole evening I was a state where if I wasn't doing something active I would sort of fade out. I stayed up until 9:30PM Dallas time.
I fell asleep immediately.

2AM I woke refreshed like I had taken a nap until 4PM, which I had, in a way. I took a sleeping pill and surfed for 45minutes. I went back to sleep until the alarm went off at 6:30AM and here I am. According to my Tokyo surfing, the worst should be over. We will see.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Cindy said...

I'm so glad to hear you are home and "rested". Okay so how long was the flight from Tokyo to Dallas? Dubai to Atlanta was 15hours and 5 min, plus the 2 hours on the runway in Dubai waiting to take off. That's a really long time on a plane.
Hopefully you have the next 2 days off?
Love, Cindy

6:42 AM  
Blogger More Paul, Less Andrea said...

It was 11 and a half hours back. It was 13 hours Dallas to Tokyo. LA to Hong Kong is longer, but not as long as Dubai to Atlanta even before the delay. Yuck.
I am taking the next two days off. I just haven't told the boss yet.

7:03 AM  

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