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Are You Adjusting To Daylight Savings End?


Warning: Are You Adjusting To Daylight Savings End?

Adjusting to Daylight Savings Time is challenging for most of us. The fact is that the time change wrecks havoc with your sleeping pattern and internal body rhythm.

This dramatic alteration of your sleep patterns leads to feeling out of sorts and just plain irritable. The maladjusted attitude might linger for several days to several weeks. Depending on the person and their own body's ability to readjust to the new time schedule.

Health experts advocate taking a few steps to adjust your body to the new sleep pattern. For example, turning the clock back in the fall provides you with an extra hour of sleep. Therefore, start prearranging ahead of time by going to sleep an hour earlier before daylight savings ends. However, most of us are going to ignore that advice because we live hectic lives that requires every extra minute we can squeeze out of a day. Still, it's vital to protect your health by taking a few simple steps to transition to the new time change. Check out the following.

Stick To Your Normal Schedule
During the fall or spring, try to stay with your usual schedule instead of making major alterations. For example, if your rise and shine hour is 7 in the morning continue with that pattern. Even though in the fall, your body is probably screaming that it is really 8 in the morning.

Start A Nighttime Routine
Start a routine to get adjusted to the new fall time change. Take a bath or a long shower just before bedtime. Take off makeup and moisturize your face and body. Slip into your PJ's, get into bed, and listen to relaxing music. Turn off electronics. Of course, reading a book puts some people to sleep. Think of several other ways to wind down your day. Avoid intensive exercise or anything that overstimulates your mind. This will make it even more difficult for you to fall asleep.

Turn Down The Lights
It's critical to keep your melatonin levels normal during this time. Melatonin is a hormone that helps to induce sleep. Intense light suppresses the melatonin production in the body. Turn down the lights or keep them low at night to get a good nights sleep. Take steps to gt as much sunlight as possible during the daytime hours. This step should keep you energized during the day.


Sources
https://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/features/coping-with-time-changes
https://www.timeanddate.com/time/change/usa

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