Next May, I will be taking an Aer Lingus flight to Heathrow, arriving at around 8:05 a.m. Once I clear customs and take the train into London, I plan to go directly to my room in Lambeth North. I'd like to go to a supermarket and pick up some supplies for my self-catering flat.
A friend of mine who has traveled a lot says she wouldn't even try to sleep on the plane, considering it leaves the U.S. around 6 p.m. She said she'd stay up all night and read, then take an afternoon nap once settled into the room. Get up, have an early dinner, and then make it an early night.
What do you think about this plan? Is it better to soldier on through the day without a nap?
On my recent visit, I got to my room around 2 p.m., took a shower, went out to eat, took a long walk, and ended up going to bed around 8 p.m. Slept a full 12.5 hours, too!