Each year we move into Spring by turning our clocks ahead one hour. While we gain one more hour of daylight, we miss out on that precious hour of sleep. Everyone values their sleep, especially those already sleep-deprived parents with babies or children who are early risers. And, while getting enough sleep is important for everyone, the Monday after the time change can feel like the longest day ever.
There’s no need to dread the typical daylight savings hangover. A few simple actions can help ease the transition, and help you get a better night’s sleep every night. Try taking a cat nap (no longer than 20 minutes), exercising during the day and committing to 7-8 hours of sleep each night. While these tips are always essential for a good night’s sleep, they are even more important during this time change transition. For more ways to survive Daylight saving time, check out these tips from The Better Sleep Council. And if you’re still in need of a pick-me-up, we’re sure a big ol’ cup of joe will help cure your sleepy blues.
We can’t change the fact that you’ll technically lose one hour of sleep, but we can make the valuable sleep you do get, that much better.
Share with us your tips on how you get your sleep on during DST?