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How Do You Defeat Jet Lag?

Dude, seriously – how do you get over jet lag without practically killing yourself? I was in Paris last week, to speak at the LeWeb conference. While it was a fantastic experience for me, I am still so tired I could die. Paris is nine hours ahead of the time here in Seattle. That is a HUGE difference, let me tell you. I was tired when I got to Paris, and I’m still wiped out two days after returning home.

Yes, I slept a little on the flight. No, it really didn’t seem to help. I’ve only been to Europe once before, and I had the same issues then, as well. I know many of you out there are jet-setters, right? How do you manage to go back and forth between different time zones without dropping over from exhaustion? How the heck do you reset your body clocks so quickly, and adapt within a matter of hours?

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We arrived at the Frankfurt Hilton around noon, feeling somewhat lost and more than a little tired. I puttered around the room for a little while before deciding to crash. Well, my body decided that for me.

I’ve never been to Europe before – I’ve never been pushed nine hours into the future, either. It’s about 4AM in Frankfurt at the present moment, which is roughly 7PM in Seattle. That’s quite a difference. If this isn’t jet lag, I don’t know what is.

I wish we could have explored the general area this afternoon. It’s going to be pretty busy over the next couple of days. There are so many sights and sounds to experience; I’m truly happy to be here.

Ponzi and I may have to float to another city when the IAA officially begins, by the way – and your suggestions are welcome.