Tips To Help You Adjust To Daylight Savings Time
It's the time of year to fall back one hour on Sunday, November 1 and return to daylight savings time. Here are some tips from the pros to help you adjust to the change better.
"Spring Ahead-Fall Back" has been crammed in our heads since we were born. Coming up Sunday, November 1, daylight savings time returns. That means we will 'fall back one hour' to daylight savings time.
We all get an extra hour of sleep, but it may take many days for the body to fully adjust to the changes. Studies show fatal traffic accidents increase the Monday following time changes each time in the year.
Here are a few tips to help you navigate the time change easier.
According to Cleveland Clinic Wellness, it helps to stay on schedule. If you wake up at 8 a.m., do the same on time change day. Be consistent with eating, bed, and exercise times.
Have a night time ritual like dimming the lights, take a warm bath, put your smart phone away and all technology and rest. In other words, get off the grid.
Avoid long naps. It could prevent you from falling asleep. If you feel sluggish, tired, or find yourself falling asleep, step into the sunshine to stimulate your body and help retain your inner clock.
It will get lighter earlier in the day, and darker earlier in the evening now. Sleep will work wonders for everyone in the days and months ahead.
Once the time changes are completed, we can all start to work on our need for sunshine, or use of a "happy light" during the cold months ahead.