I had a fool-proof yet self-destructive method for surviving radical time zone changes. Here’s how it goes:
- Don’t sleep on the plane. Not because I don’t want to, but because I can’t.
- Stay up until a reasonable bedtime hour in the destination city, eat a light dinner, take Tylenol PM and go to sleep.
- Second night, more Tylenol PM
- Repeat until returning home.\
I broke the pattern and didn’t take anything last night, which meant I didn’t sleep. There are few things as painful as arguing about punctuation in CSS for twelve hours on no sleep.