It’s that time of year, when the days become shorter and the days get colder – and daylight saving is right around the corner. Mark your calendars because on Sunday November 4th at 2:00 am it’s time to turn back your clock one hour.
As if getting a goodnight rest isn’t difficult enough, turning back the clock can take a serious toll on your sleep habits. Luckily there are many tips and tricks you can do to stop Daylight Saving from messing with your sleep patterns.
Check out these 3 tips to practice before Sunday to help you adjust!
Prepare your body and environment. Get your body ready for the time change by sleeping a bit earlier than usual. A couple of days before the time change day make sure to sleep 15 minutes earlier each day. Additionally make sure your room is designed for a goodnight sleep. Make sure your room is dark, the right temperature – these things can be a huge distractions to a goodnight rest.
Don’t let food stop you from having a good sleep. Did you know that eating or and sleeping can actually mess with your sleep schedule. Finishing your meals 2 to 3 hours before heading to bed is vital since digestion actually wakes up the body. Additional tips include limiting your caffeine intake throughout the day and don’t smoke before bed since it can stimulate the body and make it difficult to sleep.
Prep during the day. Keeping your mind and body busy throughout the day helps you crave sleep. Go for a stroll around your neighborhood at least two hours before you go to bed, this will allow your body to settle down and unwind before bed. Taking a nap during the day could also be beneficial for a goodnight rest. Daylight savings can mess with your sleep, so take a quick nap – this will help you get on with the rest of your day and help you get ready to sleep at your schedule time.
Make sure to start implementing many of these tips tonight – days before Daylight Saving! And if you’re like many of us who struggles with getting a goodnight sleep, make sure to also apply these tips!
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