Having come back from Toronto on Saturday into Sunday, I’ve managed to stay remarkably free of jet-lag.  Most people have pointed out that this is probably because my body-clock and sleep-patterns are so utterly screwed anyway, but I’m still surprised by how I’ve got through it so far. (And yes, I’m aware it could still ruse up and bite me in the arse, but it’s looking less and less likely)

Basically, I just beasted my way through it.  I was awake by 6am Toronto time on the Saturday, we spent most of the day walking the final bits of Toronto that we hadn’t seen, got to the airport, and took the 18:30 flight out.  We got in to Heathrow at 6:30am UK Time  (so about 01:30 Toronto time), and I then drove home.

Being aware of having been up 24-ish hours already, I didn’t do much for the rest of the day – sorted out all the domestic stuff, laundry and so on – but got through the day, and finally went to bed at about midnight, after being awake for about 36 hours straight.  Then was up again by my usual time, and it’s been an easy switch back to the usual timetable.

It kind of worries me that I’ve been able to deal with that kind of jet-lag and time change with no ill-effects. It makes me wonder how far I’d have to travel in order to get hit by it – not that I want to, particularly, but it’s sort of interesting, I suppose.

2 Comments on “Lag-Free”

  1. Z says:

    When I’ve done that, I’ve felt a bit spaced out but otherwise fine. I put myself into the time of my destination as soon as I get on the plane, but I don’t sleep, because I can’t sleep on a plane. I think my body clock just gets totally confused and believes what I tell it.

  2. Lyle says:

    I didn’t change clocks/watches etc. as soon as I got on the plane, but did change myself to the correct schedule at each end – so didn’t go to bed ’til it was the correct time in that timezone. Made for a couple of long days, but I didn’t have any issues at all.

    I’m pretty sure my body-clock is just perma-confused, which lessens the hardships. 🙂

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