Prepare for Daylight Saving during Sleep Awareness Week

March 4, 2014

Sleep Tips for Transitioning to Daylight Saving TimeWe are celebrating Sleep Awareness Week with the National Sleep Foundation all week long! We’ll be sharing sleep tips and facts to keep you feeling well-rested and ready for a great night of sleep.

With Daylight Saving Time just around the corner, it’s time to start preparing your body for the change that will be taking place. Your mind will know there’s a time change, but it will take your body a bit of adjusting.

Start to prepare your body over the weekend by gradually making modifications. Start to head to bed 15 minutes early a few days before the change. This method will prevent a shock to your body when it loses an hour of sleep.

Be prepared for the feelings after the time change takes place. It may be difficult for your body to adjust to the longer daylight, so balance the light and dark by opening your shades in the morning and dimming your lights when it gets dark. This will help your body know that it’s time to get ready for sleep.

Know that Monday is going to be tough. While the actual time change occurs on Sunday at 2 a.m., Monday morning is when most people feel the effects. As if Mondays weren’t tough enough already! Be prepared by going to sleep on time on Sunday, and take a short walk on Monday around midday.

Use these tips as you prepare for Daylight Saving Time. Follow us on Facebook for more sleep tips and facts this week.

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