JET LAG Germany to Bangkok

Sunday December 12, 2004 5:04 AM

I have not been able to sleep for most of the night here in Bangkok, Thailand as I have crossed about six times zones on my trip from Frankfurt, Germany to Bangkok. Jet Lag is for sure one of the worst aspects of travel and more or less a grin and bare it type situation. Many things you can do, but in the end, the answer lies in being able to stay away until you are absolutely tired or the next night comes. Therefore, if I can stay awake until about 9:00 PM, then fall asleep with no naps, I will rather push myself into the next day. Nevertheless, I will guarantee during the day I am presently in I will really be tired. I do not sit around and calculate when I should be sleepy or when I should be awake. I just know that when normal hours of sleep are here, I will try to sleep and when I should be, awake I will try to stay awake.

This is not a big deal for me as I live traveling, but for the two week and out traveler, this is misery, or you can just party all night and forget your normal hours of sleep, which ironically is probably the normal methodology.