English Diary: I’m Struggling with Jetlag. 20220513 #2-91

Hello everyone, welcome back to my channel. My name is Mai and this is the Nomadonomado English Diary of the 13th of May 2022.

I came back to Japan for the first time in more than two years. I arrived in Narita on the 7th of May. As you may know already, I live in Canada, but this time, I flew to Japan from England because my husband and I visited his family in England before I came back to Japan.

There is an eight-hour time difference between England and Japan. So I’m struggling with jetlag now.

My jetlag is getting worse and worse as I’m getting older. Normally, my jetlag is the worst from the 3rd to the 7th day after arriving.

I try to explain how bad it could be. First, I cannot sleep properly. I feel sleepy around eight in the evening when it is too early to go to bed. It’s so intense that I could sleep when sitting in a chair.

And I wake up at midnight. It’s not waking up with a sleepy head. I am very awake. My brain is so clear that it’s difficult to sleep again. And then, I have intense sleepiness at about three or four in the afternoon.

Having jetlag is not only about the abnormal sleeping cycle but also about tiredness. I feel tired all day long and don’t feel like doing anything, which is a problem.

I have read a book about the body clock and diet. The author suggested having a tuna sandwich with white bread, not whole grain bread, could help improve the jetlag, but I don’t know how effective it is. I have never tried.

I know it will be better as time goes by. I will be fine next week probably, but I still have to fly to Canada from Japan again in three weeks. It’s always with you as long as you travel.

Alright, that’s all for today. You might think today’s episode was relatively shorter than usual. If so, it’s because of my jetlag. Anyway, I hope you liked this episode and I am happy to receive your comments, feedback and questions.

Don’t forget to visit my website, nomadonomado.com where you can find the English script of today’s episode. Thank you again and until next time, goodbye!


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