Daylight Saving Time ends in the United States on November 4, 2018 at 2 AM. Springing forward is difficult as you’re losing an hour of sleep and most people don’t get enough sleep as it is. However, any change to your body clock can have an impact on your well-being, even gaining an hour of sleep, like you will when we setback time by one hour this weekend!
Here are some tips on falling back “gracefully” –
Say “No” to caffeine, alcohol or exercise when it’s close to bedtime: All three can disturb your capability to sleep well and it’s a good idea to avoid them near bedtime. Some coffee in the morning isn’t a bad thing and may help you get going when you feel a little off due to the time change.
Prepare to change your clocks back: It’s instinctive for most people to set their clocks back the night before the time change. Changing the clocks back the night before means you will gain an hour of sleep. If you choose not to change the clock until the next morning, then you will get the amount of sleep you typically get, assuming a regular sleep and wake time is kept.
Prepare early: While staying up later than you feel like you should isn’t a problem for most people, some find it difficult. If you’re one of these people, try starting early by staying up a little later each night leading up to the time change.
Preparing your kids for the change:Many children have a challenging time adjusting, especially the young ones who still take naps as part of their daily routine. Begin preparing a couple days prior to the time change, try pushing their naps a little later every day to line them up to where they will be after the time change.
We hope these tips are helpful for you and your family to gracefully fall back this Sunday!
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