|I'm curious how folks in different flight operations "set up" for a trip when you know it will be outside of your usual cycle or you know you really need a good night's rest.
Often a lot of these posts end up treating insomnia, but I am not going that far. Just that inability to get to sleep when you know it counts the most. Days at home, nothing to do the next day, no fires to put out, 8 hours comes quite easily.
Give me a trip with a stressful, maxed out day, where 8 hours would make life so much easier, and I seem to miss out.
The usuals, limit caffeine, alcohol, keep a good schedule, limite e - devices, and a dark, cool room certainly help. Also, refusing to look at the clock to do "sleep math" also has helped tremendously.
I'm wondering if anyone else encounters this and has a good way to combat it.