Oh yes, that day has arrived once again. It seems like the winter holidays just ended. Daylight Savings Time is back, Sunday, March 8th. That week afterward is usual where everyone feels a little tired and cranky, or just a little out of whack. Maybe even running late and skipping breakfast. Thankfully we have advanced alarm clocks and smartphones even some or thermostats, to automatically adjust to the time switch to make sure we wake up on time. If only our bodies found a way to guarantee a way to avoid the difficult adjustment that’s felt at the onset of Daylight Savings Time. Here are some tips on how to move to the Daylight Savings Time Groove.
Make a Slow Transition
Making the one-hour change can seem overwhelming. A slow transition to the new bedtime before the actual time change can make spring even easier. The idea is to adjust everything earlier before the actual time change. That way when 6 p.m. becomes 7 p.m., and you are already used to the new schedule. A week ahead works best.
Consider Blackout Curtains
To help sleep more soundly, consider installing blackout curtains or use a sound machine. This will help to maximize sleep all spring and summer! This way you can find sleep earlier all year round even if it is light outside.
Be as consistent as possible with your eating and sleeping schedule. This means that you need to shift al your l meals and snacks. Watch the clock to maintain staying on the new schedule.
Avoid Blue Light Near Bedtime
Light is one of our body’s primary cues the harsh light of our smartphones, laptops, and tablets can be quite confusing as bedtime approaches. The blue light emitted from these devices can suppress the productivity of the chemical melatonin, resulting in low-quality difficult-to-achieve sleep. The best way to avoid this is to stop using these devices near bedtime.
Buckle down and prepare for Daylight Saving Time! In need of a new mattress to prepare for Daylight Savings Time visit us in Acton and find a mattress to give you a healthy night’s sleep.