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Adventures in family-building

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.


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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