Now that I’m back though – tired at night isn’t the word for it. We went to a football game last night. (no, not soccer, regular football – American style, Eagles vs Redskins). I fell asleep at the game for a while. Can you imagine falling asleep in a stadium with thousands of people yelling and jumping around… Woke up when my daughter Megan saw me and pointed it out.
Tonight – I’m throwing the towel in early. There are questions in the queue – but you know what… I’ll have to look at them tomorrow. Right now, I’m just too tired.
Let’s see what going to Edmonton Canada and then San Francisco does to me tomorrow. Should be interesting to get into the west time zones…
The worst adjustment I ever had – Australia, on the way back home. That was ten years ago – but I still remember getting up in the middle of the night and saying “ok, sleep is over, what now….”
So, how do others deal with it? When going east (losing time) I try to make sure to sleep on the plane (I can sleep anywhere – even stadiums with lots of noise). Stay up the next day and just “get into the time zone”. When going west (gaining time) I usually don’t have any problem – just go to bed on time and get up earlier than usual. This time though – something didn’t work right.