This Sunday we spring ahead one hour as Daylight Saving Time kicks in.
For many people that struggle with sleep issues it can be a difficult time.
According to sleep experts here are some tips to help with the adjustment.
- Practice good sleep hygiene:
- avoid alcohol and heavy dinners and snacks just before bed and avoiding caffeine from coffee or tea.
- Establish a consistent sleep routine:
- this includes weekends and should be at least seven hours of sleep time.
- Alter your bedtime leading up to DST:
- going to be 15 minutes earlier than usual for two to three days leading up the change helps.
- Spend time outdoors:
- it helps with your circadian rhythm and can help with feeling less tired.
- 20-minute naps
- it's been shown a 20-minute nap refreshes while not leaving you groggy.
DST takes effect at 2:00 a.m. this Sunday as we jump ahead to 3:00 a.m.
And as a reminder, it's always a good time to change your batteries in smoke detectors and CO detectors when DST takes effect.