I’m jetlagged. It’s not what I expected.

I thought jetlag was primarily a sleep disorder. I thought I’d just have a tough time getting to sleep because of the time difference. This I can understand. You were going to bed at 2300 GMT, now you’re going to bed at 1400 GMT. It’s understandable that the body would go “huh? It’s the middle of the afternoon!”. I thought that I’d just be tired today.

Instead, it’s just bizarre. It’s not that I’m tired, because then I think I could deal with it better. I feel well rested, but fatigued and disoriented. I feel slow, like the rest of the world is travelling very fast. My thoughts aren’t well organized, and my coordination is…. off. It’s has all the symptoms of being sleepy, without actually being tired.

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