Daylight Savings Time: I Need More Sleep!
I love Spring Ahead Daylight Savings. It’s the first sign of Spring for me. I love it being light out late. I love not coming home from work in the dark. I love it.
That being said….
Our bodies are not meant to lose an hour of our day. They just aren’t. We might think “Oh, but it’s only an hour”, but recovering from daylight savings time often takes up to a week!
Here are some helpful tips to manage the loss of an hour of sleep:
1. Remember that it’s okay if you’re tired! Again, one hour might not seem like a lot, but it can really mess with us! So remember, if you’re feeling “off” the few days after daylight savings, that’s normal!
2. Adjust slowly. The day after we lose one hour, it is not advisable to stay up late. Go to bed a little earlier than typical to give your body time to adjust.
3. Go outside! The whole purpose of daylight savings time is for sunlight! So go and enjoy that sunlight!