Tips to Help You Adjust to Daylight Savings Time
Get ready to spring forward! Daylight Savings Time is this Sunday, March 13 at 2 a.m., which means we'll get an extra hour of sunshine, yay! But we lose an hour of sleep, awww :(
With the time change, DST can throw you and your day off. The Huffington Post reports that it can take up to a week for your body to adjust to the change.
Here are tips to help you adjust more easily:
- Cut out Caffeine - Try not to have caffeine 6 hours before going to bed.
- No alcohol - This can be tempting especially if you're out Saturday night but alcohol will disrupt the amount of time you spend in REM sleep, which is the most important part of sleep.
- Set up a sleep haven - Meaning make it a place you want to sleep in. Have clean and comfy sheets and only reserve the bed for sleep and sex only. Nothing else. No work, no gadgets... just sleep. And sex of course.
- Stick to a Schedule - Try to go to sleep around the same time every night, even with the time change.
- Eat Light - Don't eat anything 2-3 hours before going to bed.
- Relax Before Bed - Like taking a warm bath, reading a book or listening to soft music.