Spring forward! Daylight Saving Time begins this Sunday, and that means we lose an hour of sleep!
Here are some ways to prepare you for the time change.
1) Wake up 10 minutes earlier everyday.
Starting today, set your alarm so that you are waking up 10 to 15 minutes earlier each day. This gradually gets your biological clock prepared for the loss of an hour making a smoother transition. For example, if you wake up at 7:00 AM, start waking up at 6:50 AM the next day, and then 6:40 AM the next and so on.
2) Exercise mid day on Saturday
Exercise promotes good sleep by the warming up and cooling down of the body. Exercising in the middle of the day allows your body to have enough time to cool down into a sleepy state.
3) Wake up at your usual time on Sunday.
Whether you have or have not gotten enough sleep Saturday night, make sure you wake up at the usual time. Sleeping in just makes adjusting harder.
Comment below on how you prepare for Daylight Saving Time.