A patient told me, “Daylight savings time is coming and I should be happy with the extra light in the evenings, but I really struggle with the change.”
If you don’t prepare for the arrival of Daylight Savings Time, when it comes you may feel extra tired, have a hard time getting up or struggle going to sleep—even by losing only an hour. Some of us just need a little longer to adjust when our body’s natural sleep patterns are altered.
To prep for this year’s time change, try waking up an hour earlier now, then go to bed an hour earlier. Have your kids do the same thing. Then stay consistent with your routines even after you reset your clocks.
It’s not easy, but your body will actually adapt quicker if you stick to your routines. With a little time, “Spring Forward” shouldn’t leave you feeling a step backward.
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