Handy Tips On Getting Used To The Spring Forward Time Change

  • The sun's gonna start peaking earlier when we set our clocks forward an hour for Daylight Saving Time on Sunday, March 14th.  
  • Data's consistently shown a temporary increase of heart attacks, strokes and mood disorders when clocks jump ahead. Plenty of us just feel like zombies waking up for work the following Monday, too.  
  • MindBodyGreen.com asked sleep experts what to do to avoid feeling lousy due to Daylight Saving Time and they suggested:
  • 1. Back your sleep schedule by 15 minutes every every night leading up to the weekend so you don't get caught off guard by the time change.
  • 2. Make sleep a priority this week to avoid an accumulated sleep debt.
  • There are also some things to do after the jump ahead to keep yourself healthy, like:
  •  1. Get outside as much as you can during the day, especially in the morning to get your body's own clock in tune with its new rhythm.
  • 2. Keep your home dark at night once the sun sets to send the message to your brain that it's time to sleep.
  • ...and finally: Have some patience with yourself and your sleep partner. Your body will find its rhythm post Daylight Saving Time. Avoid a temporary rift with your partner by understanding you both might be a little cranky.

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