Changing our clocks is a task that most dread. If you’re like us, we are ready for more daylight and warmer weather! However, that doesn’t make the loss of an hour of sleep something we are looking forward too. We’ve rounded up a few simple tips to add to your routine to help your body adjust to Daylight Savings!
Go to Bed Earlier
This is a lot easier said than done. Starting on Friday night, begin your nighttime routine 15 minutes earlier. This will help your body ease into this biological transition, starting a couple days in advance!
Diet and Exercise
The ultimate power couple- food and working out. Whenever you are feeling off, most doctors will tell you to watch what you are eating and make sure you are getting at least 30 mins of body movement a day- and they aren’t wrong! Make sure you are enjoying the sunlight and take a walk. Also, if you can help it, don’t consumer sugar too late. Allow your body an hour at least before bedtime to unwind naturally. (Put the phone down an hour before bed too).
Routine. Routine. Routine. Your body loves it. So, do it. Wake up at the same time and go to bed at the same time. Your internal clock will learn this routine and you will sleep so much better. The first 20 mins after waking up should be the same and your nighttime routine should stay the same. Consistency is key when it comes to bouncing back during a time change.
Well, if these tips don’t work, you know where the coffee pops are!