Never before have I had so much trouble with jetlag. This time though? It's killing me.
Usually, you see, when arriving from Canada to Europe, you arrive pretty damned tired as you've lost a night's sleep on the plane, so the first night, you usually sleep pretty well, cause you're wiped out. This year, me, not so much, I was awake for a few hours in the night, but OK. Whatever.
The next night is usually hard, cause you aren't so tired, and a normal bedtime here feels like about 3 or 4 in the afternoon, so it is pretty normal to lie there for a while before you get to sleep. This year? try 4 am.
The third night, though, is usually great. You're tired enough that you crash again, and then you're all sorted out.
Seems I've just given up on sleeping. That third night? 2 hours.
Fourth night? 5, I slept from 5 am to 10 am
Fifth night? 3 am to 7:30. Four and a half hours.
I think that brings us to tonight. Went to bed around 10:30, asleep a little after midnight. Awake at 2am. It is now 3:30 and I have given up. I am downstairs with the lights on, writing this and doing some work on the computer.
I give up. I'm now going to approach this like Chuck the dog. If I want to nap, I'll nap. If I wake up? Well, I'm up. Freaking hell.
Problem is I don't go to sleep as fast as he does, and I have that work thing.
Also, now a headache that has lasted over 12 hours.
So so so so so tired of lying in bed awake and being tired all day.