When it comes to Daylight Saving Time, most of us look forward to the time change in the fall and dread the one that occurs in the spring. After all, who wants to "spring forward" and lose an hour of sleep when you could be "falling back" and gaining one? Yes, the one-hour March time change can throw off our circadian rhythms and make getting a good night's sleep much more difficult. But if you give your body a break this weekend with these 20 time-change tips, you can rest assured that you'll get back in the swing of sleeping well in no time. Now start snoozing the smart way — you deserve it!
Make your transition to Daylight Saving Time smoother by pushing your bedtime just a little bit earlier — 15 to 20 minutes should do it — each night leading up to Sunday so that your body and brain have time (literally) to adjust to the change. (Fun fact: This tip works just as well when it comes time to "fall back" — just gradually make your bedtime later and later.)
So your bedtime is earlier, but the rest of your day is still running on the same schedule — feels weird, right? In an article for The Huffington Postalong with your bedtime. That way, you can better trick your body into believing your regular routine is still intact, despite the time change. Score!