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Stuck in -04:00 Timezone….

Sat 01.07.06 – I usually don’t have much trouble with jetlag going to a new destination and when I come back home it takes a day or two for my body to get in sync with the local time. Not this last trip home to California. My body’s time and sleep rhythms decided to take a big giant holiday somewhere in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean and are still on holiday.
The first week in Calif, I was asleep by 10pm (!!!) and up by 7am (!!!!even more shocking!!!!). I normally go to bed at around 1am and wake up around 9am. The whole 6 days that I have been back in Dublin, I have been unable to fall asleep anytime before 4 or 5 or 6am even with Tylenol PM and I have been waking up between 1 and 2pm.
This is a problem on two counts: 1) I start back at school in two days at 10am and need to be alert for programming class. 2) Due to the fact that the sun has been setting here in Dublin around 4:30pm and it has been mostly cloudy, I am not getting enough natural light to get my brain out of Novia Scotia / Greenland time and on to GMT…
Any suggestions?

One Response to “Stuck in -04:00 Timezone….”

  1. DelTaco

    about 2 hrs b4 bedtime, take a super strenuous super long walk. While it will invigorate you initially, you’ll then feel spent w/in a hour or so after. Coupled with the Tylenol PM, it may do the trick as it’s worked for me.
    Bummed I didn’t see you over holidays-hope NY’s Eve Eve party was fun so post pics! Ended up going to Vegas with a ….(gasp!!) MAN!!!