Daylight Saving Time Prep Tips
Are you ready for daylight saving time? Daylight saving time is on March 8th, which means that you have to turn your clock forward one hour to spring into the season. If you think that you are going to have difficulty adjusting to “losing” an hour of sleep, keep these simple tips in mind.
On that Saturday:
- Exercise in the middle of the day. Vigorous exercise can help to advance the body clock, helping you to feel tired a little bit earlier.
- Do not exercise too late. Exercising will also raise your body temperature, which will help to keep you awake. Since your body temperature drops when you sleep, it is much harder to get to bed when you are warm.
On that Sunday:
- Get up at your normal time. Even if you still feel tired, do not allow yourself to sleep in. If you stay in bed, you will not give your body time to adjust.
- Take a morning walk. The morning sunshine will help to advance your body clock and wake you up, even if you did not get a good night sleep. Walking is an easy exercise to get your body ready for the day.
In addition to the tips above, keep these general sleeping tips in mind to help you adjust to the time change:
- Do not eat a heavy meal too close to bedtime, and avoid drinking alcohol or a lot of caffeine.
- Try not to nap at all throughout the day. If you do have to take a nap, keep it to no more than 15 minutes.
- Make sure your sleep environment is dark and comfortable.
All of us at the Insurance Agency of Dean Davis would like to remind you to turn your clocks forward to ensure that you are not late for work come March 9th.