Jet lag had turned me into a zombie.
I was up in the middle of the night, unable to relax. I tried to will sleep to come for me. I tossed. I turned. No dice.
I’d read the advice for getting over jet lag: Immediately thrust yourself back into your normal schedule. If you arrive home at 8 a.m., have breakfast and go about your day. You might be more tired than usual when you hit the bed at night, but you’ll be back to your old self in no time.
The problem was I arrived home at 10 p.m. Sleep, the article had advised. But how do you convince yourself to do that when your body thinks it’s morning? It would have been so much easier for me to force myself through a day of work than a night of sleep.
First, I read in bed. Then I shut off the light. Nope. I was still wide awake. I... Read more...