I arrived on Sunday evening from San Francisco and after 15 hours of flying and around 26 hours of staying awake I finally slept for 12 hours straight from Sunday midnight til Monday noon. I had to literally force myself to get out from bed otherwise I would’ve slept whole day too.
I took vacation for Monday because I expected that I not be able to function at all but as strange as it may seem I was fully active whole day, I even went to the city center to do some errands. Monday night was unfortunately terrible, I couldn’t fall asleep till 3 am, the alarm woke me up at 8 am because I had to go to work on Tuesday.
I pretty much felt like a zombie whole day on Tuesday although I managed to get a lot of things done at the office, except for the part where I messed up some meeting schedules and got to the meeting room 30 minutes early fully convinced that I am on time so that I confused my colleagues completely but they were luckily very understanding about the situation and we did the meeting earlier than planned.
Around 18 o’clock I started to feel more energetic since that was morning time in San Francisco so I used this time for more productive things but then eventually went home and instantly fell asleep at 8 pm and woke up only next day at 8 am.
Wednesday was great, I felt so fresh whole day and was very productive but then I couldn’t fall asleep again till late in the night so today I am having again another difficult day. I even managed to miss my train stop on the way to work today so I had to get out at the next stop and wait for 20 minutes for the next train so that I can go back one station.
It’s interesting that my nights are alternating between deep sleep for 12 hours or sleepless nights tossing and turning in bed. I manage my work and social life quite well even during this period (if I don’t count that I haven’t been to the gym since almost 2 weeks, I plan to go in the weekend! Scout’s honor!) but I really hope that this will normalize soon. Until then I have my currently favorite TV series 30 Rock and Damages to keep me entertained.