Spring Forward: Tips for Surviving Daylight Savings Time

As the clocks spring forward one hour, many of us are feeling the effects of losing that precious hour of sleep. But fear not, AccessHealth is here to help you adjust to the time change and make the most of your day. Here are some tips to get you through this sleepy transition:

  1. Set your clocks forward early: Rather than waiting until the night before, try setting your clocks ahead by 15 minutes each day leading up to the time change. This will gradually adjust your internal clock and make the transition less jarring.
  2. Get moving: Exercise can help reset your circadian rhythm and get you back on track. Take advantage of the extra daylight by going for a morning jog or taking a brisk walk after work.
  3. Don't overdo the caffeine: While it may be tempting to rely on coffee or energy drinks to get through the day, consuming too much caffeine can disrupt your sleep patterns and make it even harder to adjust to the time change.
  4. Stick to a routine: Going to bed and waking up at the same time each day can help regulate your body clock and make it easier to adjust to the new schedule.
  5. Make the most of the extra daylight: Take advantage of the longer evenings by spending time outside, trying a new outdoor activity, or simply enjoying a relaxing stroll.

    By following these tips, you'll be able to adjust to daylight savings in no time and enjoy all that the spring season has to offer. Happy spring!