It’s understandable to worry about how your sleep will be affected when your clocks “spring” forward by one hour on Sunday, March 12, at 2 a.m., but there are a few steps you can take to avoid disrupting your sleep routine.
- Transition into the time change a few days before Daylight Saving Time by going to bed 15 minutes earlier.
- If you’re starting to feel sleepy after the change, take a quick nap in the afternoon. No longer than 20 minutes.
- Adjust the light in your room – you can help your body find synchronicity by keeping areas bright in the morning and dim at night.
- Keep regular sleep hours – a routine schedule is good for all of us and will allow our body and mind to adjust.
- Avoid caffeine and alcohol before bed – both are stimulants that will impact your body’s natural sleep patterns.
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