Daylight Savings ends on Nov. 1, but it doesn't have to affect your sleep
While many people enjoy the Fall clock change and the extra hour in the morning, there are also those of us who find it to be another disruption to our internal clock. Luckily, taking these steps can help you adjust more quickly:
Before the Clock Change
Keep your sleep schedule
Defining your bedtime and rise time and sticking with it is a great way to enjoy satisfying, efficient sleep.
Have a wind-down routine
Making time for a relaxing nighttime ritual can help your body wind down before bed.
Have a wake-up routine
Avoid the snooze, get out of bed immediately upon awakening, and expose yourself to bright light. These habits will help eliminate that initial feeling of grogginess faster.
After the Clock Change
Exposing yourself to sunlight stabilizes your biological clock and helps with nighttime sleep.
If you have to nap, keep it short and early
If you’re feeling fatigued, shutting your eyes briefly is healthier than continuing without sleep. But be warned! Daytime naps can interfere with nighttime sleep if they’re too long and too late in the afternoon.
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