adventures, wanderings, and musings of an expat abroad...
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Some people say they don't get jet lag. I don't believe it. Some people are better at getting through it than others. My husband for example recovers in a day or two, while me... About a week to really feel normal again. This round of the blasted lag has been particularly brutal. Why? I think I've pinned it down to no motivation to get up before noon. It's still summer. Work is a few weeks away. Might as well sleep in. And it's killing me! Drugs (Benadryl, Night Nurse, Ambien, whatever you take) help me get through the night, but I will admit to a sleepy hangover the next morning. About day 3 (this time around) I set my alarm for 9:30 and forced myself to get out of bed at 10. Time to get back into a routine - go running. OMG! My body felt like it had been through a meat grinder, sore before I even started. But I pressed on (walking most of the way, I'll admit) and felt better that day (after a nap). It's now day nine and I'm up at 5am. After sitting in bed for 30 minutes feeling my stomach gargle "feed me", I decided to just get up and eat something. Might as well check Facebook too. Maybe getting older has an impact on jet lag? I'm thinking so. Either way - jet lag needs to be remedied soon. I will have to go to work eventually. Any good solutions for jet lag out there? (And please don't say meletonin, your body's natural drug - kept me up on a 15 hour flight once!) In desperate need of a drug free normal night's sleep.