I am suffering from the worst jet lag in the entire history of jet lags. Okay, maybe just my history; I can’t be bothered to research other people’s history.
It’s a bit different every day, but the gist of it is that I’m waking up at stupid times in the middle of the night (like 4 am) and not being able to sleep again for the next six to eight hours, during which time I’m still lying in bed trying to fall asleep or trying to read myself to sleep. Eventually, I fall asleep at a time I’m supposed to be out and about doing errands or going shopping or whatever.
It is ruining all my plans. In the last one week, I can roughly break down my 24 hours a day thusly:
12 hours a days – In bed trying to fall asleep or in bed stoning because too sleep deprived to do anything.
6 hours a day – Restless sleep (separated into two sessions).
6 hours a day – Functional and able to do stuff, eat, go shopping, play games, etc.
Tell me you’ve encountered worse!
Piers bought me melatonin tablets, which are supposed to reset your body clock, to put it simply. It didn’t work at all the first two nights but there was a mild improvement last night. I managed with cheap ambien to sleep through till 5:30 am.
So I hope that means it’s working. Because if it doesn’t, I think I might literally die pretty soon, from sleep deprivation, frustration, stress and unhealthy Singapore food, combined.
Sorry, but will blog again if I haven’t died by next week.
Share your jet lag stories to make me feel better!