This weekend Daylight Savings Time ends – we move our clocks back an hour.
Some will find it throws off your body’s internal clock. Here are some suggestions to make the adjustment easier.
• Prepare tonight – go to bed 15 -30 minutes later, earlier than your normal bedtime in spring.
• Be consistent with your schedule
• Don’t take long naps since they can make it harder for you to get a full night’s sleep.
• Avoid coffee and alcohol 4-6 hours before bedtime.
Maintain a bedtime routine. Before bed, slow your body down. Put your phone or tablet away. Turn off the TV…electronic light stimulates your brain and hinders melatonin, a hormone released by the pineal gland at night.
You are gaining an hour this weekend! Give yourself a day or two to reset your circadian rhythm.