“How will I ever survive today”? I thought on the plane back home from New York, when I realized that I wouldn’t be able to sleep before we arrived in Copenhagen. Now I finally understand why people fly business class! I can’t sleep in an upright position so I stayed awake during the entire flight, trying my best to get at least a quick power nap, but soon realized that was never going to happen. I watched the movie Carol (which is great btw and oh, the costumes! True 50’s extravaganza), played some games, and watched a few series and then we finally arrived, ahead of time and everything.
Before going to New York, I had never flown more than 5 hours and never experienced jet lag. The first night in New York, we watched a Bond movie, fell asleep at 9pm (3am Scandinavian time), and woke up at 4 am. It took a few days but we managed to turn it around pretty well. So I thought that maybe I could handle this jet lag thing after all and thought I’d handle it well the other way around too. But boy, was I wrong.
My body doesn’t really know what’s happening to it. I sleep four hours at the time and feel hungover for 7-12 hours before I finally get four more hours of sleep. Yesterday I ate spaghetti and ketchup for breakfast AND secondbreakfast (it’s a thing, I swear). I feel sick, tired, and occasionally want to cry. Needless to say, I can’t wait for this jet lag thing to pass and for things to go back to normal.
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