Daylight saving time is no fun for anyone,I know I’m not the only one who goes through the upsetting feeling of knowing you have to get out of bed but DO NOT WANT TO! and that feeling will linger for days on end after you’ve set your alarm clocks forward an hour.
You can take steps to help reduce the effects of daylight saving time with these few tips:
Change the time you usually go to bed.
Don’t expect to get back in sync just because you set the clock an hour forward because it will take you some time to get used to the loss of sleep, so you should prepare yourself a few days before by going to bed an hour or at least half an hour earlier than what you have grown accustomed to and when daylight savings time ends in the fall you can do this same step but an hour later instead of earlier…unless you love an extra hour of sleep and who could blame you?!
Lighting is Key.
Melatonin is a hormone that helps regulate your body’s internal circadian clock. It increases in the evening when it gets dark, which helps to encourage yourself to sleep and shuts down when it’s light out, which can then encourage to be alert and awake but guess what Daylight savings time will screw that up for you. So dimming the lights and shutting down all forms of entertainment electronics at least 30 minutes to an hour before you go to sleep and then in the morning get yourself to sunlight as soon as possible to help you wake up and to not be in a groggy state.
Going on a jog, a small walk with your dog and even yoga will wake you up and help you mentally feel prepared for the day and will build your endorphin’s to put you in a better and happier mood.
I hope these tips were helpful and comment in the comment section what you do to prepare yourself for daylight savings time!