I am now back home! Finally, after 30 hours of travelling. Long trips and many hours on planes is not a new thing for me, but JET LAG is.
I have not been sleeping almost anything for four nights now. My head is hurting, and I feel hungry at weird times, like in the middle of the night when I should be sleeping.
When arriving to Norway, we tried to stay awake until an early local bed-time. That will help so we will sleep well in the night, we thought. At 21.00 we went to bed, but we could not sleep, not me nor my husband, even if we have not slept for so many night. This because it was only 15.00 in Bolivia, and at that time we are usually awake. In addition, we were travelling East, which the experts says most people find harder to tolerate as the body clock copes better with being asked to stay up longer.
It does not help that here in Norway it is light outside when you og to bed. It actually never gets dark these days. And since light is also a part of stimulating the body clock, this makes sleeping here hard for us, since we are not used to sleeping with light yet.
While travelling from Bolivia to Norway we crossed six time zones. The experts estimated that it takes about a day to recover for each time zone crossed. So that means that it can take about one week to feel normal again. Let us hope it takes less so that I can come with some interesting posts the coming weeks…
Any good tips for what to do when having jet-lag?