Question from a reader:
"Sebastian, do you have any suggestions on getting back on a regular sleep schedule after traveling/strange hours without resorting to melatonin supplements?"
Yeah. It's remarkably simple, actually.
Say you went from New York to Tokyo, so now you're waking up around dinnertime in Tokyo naturally, wanting to be awake all night, and sleep at the crack of dawn. Here's what you do:
You wake up like normal at 6PM Tokyo time, and then you make preparations and plans to stay up all night and all of the next day, and you put yourself into places/situations where you physically couldn't sleep.
Then you go to bed really early (maybe 4PM to 5PM) and budget 12-16 hours for sleep.
Refuse to wake up before 5AM the next day, just stay in bed on the off chance you wake up.
But 9 out of 10 times you won't wake up before the morning anyway.
And just like that, your sleep schedule is normalized.
(Jeez, I'm giving all kinds of 'how to do unhealthy stuff' advice lately... someone ask me a question that'll prompt me to give a less hardcore answer please!)