Daylight Savings: How to Avoid Losing Sleep
It’s that time of year again: we gain daylight and lose sleep. One hour may not seem like a lot to lose, but for sensitive sleepers, it can cause a lot of problems. We’ve put toegther some tips for keeping your sleep schedule on track.
Go to bed earlier tonight and tomorrow night in an effort to reset your schedule.
LOAD UP ON SLEEP
Avoid being sleep-deprived in the days prior to a time change. It’ll make it easier for your body to adjust.
SKIP THE STIMULANTS
Avoid consumption of alcohol and caffeine – use of stimulants can lead to a fragmented sleep.
SAVOUR THE SUN
Try to get as much sunshine as you can. It’ll keep you feeling alert during the day, which in turn will make you sleepier at bedtime.
NIX THE NAPS
Napping can lead to insomnia when it comes time to hit the hay. Skip the naps in the days leading up to a time change.
AVOID BRIGHT LIGHT EXPOSURE
Do away with the phone or tablet at bedtime. Studies have shown that bright light exposure keeps you awake.
CREATE A SLEEP HAVEN
Make your bedroom a sleep haven – think dark, quiet, well-ventilated, and cool.
Create a relaxing bedtime routine to help your mind shut off – read a book or listen to soothing music.
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