Yes, I just added “Art of” to make it sound elegant and high class. It’s a misnomer, just like many things in life. This is no art. It’s science :). Art is for what don’t make sense.
After a not-so-eventful 10 hours flight, I’m back to the cow land!
A few tips to force yourself to stay awake when jetlag kicks in. I tested them all in a non-blinded* controlled experiment (the control group is myself, last year, same time), and they do work wonders –
1. Eat lots of protein and avoid sugar. According to some random Google article, protein is harder for the body to metabolize, and will keep you awake, carbohydrate makes you sleepy, and high fat food makes you feel retarded.
2. Drink water. I think I had about 10 glasses of water. The flight attendant must have been really annoyed. I’m surprised she didn’t go “take this 2 litres bottle and stop annoying me!” =P
3. Some caffeine (I also did this one last year, though, and it didn’t really help)
4. Watch MythBusters =P I loaded about 400MB of MythBuster episodes onto my laptop, and watched nearly all of it. It was awesome =P. Now whenever I see vacuum toilets I think of Kari Byron… hmm.
*placebo effect, experimenter’s bias, and observer’s bias may apply