Jetlag, who doesn’t hate it?
A few days ago I started my journey back home and decided to apply a theory which I read somewhere. So I was travelling from Europe to Asia, and by the time I arrived in Asia (Singapore) it would already be night. The theory was to stay awake as much as you can on the plane so by the time I reached Singapore, I would just snooze off.
That was the theory.
So in the spirit my proving my theory, I took a cup of coffee in CDG. Out of context for a second, is there anyone out there who agrees that CDG is confusing? And that the airport has nothing, well at least that’s how it was for me. First flight, Paris – Doha, was easy peasy lemon squeezy. I was awake the whole flight and was pampered with delicious food throughout the whole journey. I took another coffee, you know just in case. I have to say it was an accomplishment since I usually sleep as soon as I sat down.
After a slight panick attack in Doha airport and a little bit of running around (only less than an hour of transit), I finally sat myself down for the next batch of flight, Doha – Singapore. This time not so successfull. Was awake for half of the flight but slept for 2 hours or so.
As I reached Singapore at 20.00, my friend took me for a delicious meal and I was kind of still not tired. We chatted for ages, that’s what you get when you haven’t seen your best friend in 10 months, then finally managed to sleep at 04.00. I woke up 2 hours later to catch my flight to Yogyakarta.
As a result, theory failed. I spent more than 16 hours sleeping at home (in my oh-so-comfy bed) and it’s definitely the worst jet lag I have ever had. Oh well.
Will try my next theory for the flight back to Europe which is to stay sleep as much as possible. Well, that should be easy, my speciality.
Anyone out there knows any effective jetlag theory that is worth trying? Drop a comment below!