The Ultimate Tips for Adjusting to Daylight Savings Time

Tips for Adjusting to Daylight Savings Time

It’s almost time for all of us to fall back with daylight savings time. While originally invented as a way to conserve fuel, back in the early nineteen hundreds, by Germany, it didn’t become fully standard in the US until 1966. One of the reasons that the first Sunday of November was chosen as the fall-back date for daylight savings time was to allow children more sunlit time for trick or treating on Halloween. Now that it’s here again, it’s time to prepare for scheduling blunders, difficulty sleeping, and perhaps feeling groggy in the morning. These are in part due to our body’s internal clocks being thrown off their rhythm. While you can always take a Seattle Gummy Slumber Shot to help you sleep, some of the other consequences of daylight savings time are more serious. Studies have discovered that during the Spring when we lose an hour, there’s an increase in heart attacks and fatal car accidents. Thankfully, we’re falling back now, which technically means an extra hour of sleep, but it’s still a big adjustment to our bodies. In this article, we’ll explore how to make adjusting to daylight savings time as easy as possible.

Adjusting to Daylight Savings Time

The keyword for adjusting to daylight savings time is “gradual”. Make adjustments to your sleep time and meal times gradually over a few days. Our bodies move slowly to adjust our internal rhythms. 

1. Nutrition

Try to pack in your fruits and veggies while adjusting to daylight savings time. Giving your body plenty of good nutrition is a key way to help your biological clock adjust. Eating nutrient-rich foods will also help with energy levels since grogginess is one of the main results of readjusting our body’s internal rhythm. Try eating a little bit later for a few days before daylight savings starts. This way your body will be closer to being on track once the time change starts. 

2. Sleep

Do we sleep more or less during daylight savings? It depends on the person. Adapting your sleep schedule to the coming time change a few days in advance is a great way to help your body get acclimated. Unless you want that extra hour and are planning on keeping the same bedtime, try going to bed a bit later and later for a few days before the time change starts.

How Does Daylight Savings Time Affect Sleep?

Daylight savings time can impact sleep in a multitude of ways. The extra hour of sleep can leave us groggy, and so can the general disruption to our body’s internal clock. Gaining an hour this fall can also mean that you’ll be sleepy before it’s time for bed. According to the Mayo Clinic, these disruptions to our sleeping patterns can last for days and up to weeks. 

Daylight Savings Sleep Tips

Many people are wondering, do we get more sleep on daylight savings time? The answer is: possibly! However, if the time change has rattled your sleep pattern, here are a few Doctor approved tips for taking care of your sleep while transitioning through daylight savings time. 

  1. Have a regular bedtime and wake time

  2. Increase your exercise levels

  3. Have a nighttime digital detox

  4. Take a warm bath before bed

  5. Don’t lie in bed for long periods if you can’t sleep

Avoid Alcohol and Caffeine

One final set of tips for adjusting to daylight savings time is to limit or avoid alcohol and caffeine.

1. Alcohol

Limit or avoid alcohol in the evening, or at least at night, while adjusting to daylight savings time. Alcohol can lead to restless, poor sleep. 

2. Caffeine

Put down the coffee and energy drinks at least 4-6 hours before bedtime. Caffeine can stay in your system for about 6 hours. This can lead to sleepless nights, or trouble falling asleep and staying asleep if you consume it too late in the day. 

Let Seattle Gummy Help You Through Daylight Savings Time!

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