Saturday, March 12, 2016

Daylight Savings Tips

By Nadia Marshall

Daylight Savings is quickly approaching and we must “spring” the clock forward tomorrow. We just started enjoying that extra hour of sleep and now it’s being taken away from us. Here are some tips on how to deal with Daylight Savings so you’re not suffering the next day:
  • Try and work out the day before around midday. This keeps the body clock advanced. Don’t work out too late in order to keep your body temperature lower. The lower the temperature, the easier it is to sleep.
  • Try to get up at your regular time Sunday morning! Don’t sleep in! If you do your body might not adjust to the time changes as easily.
  • Spend an hour or two outside and in the sunshine with a morning walk or some fun activity. Sunlight helps keep your body clock ahead and adjusted.
  • Avoid coffee, caffeinated drinks, and alcohol 4-6 hours before bed.
  • Start preparing a few days earlier. Unfortunately, it’s not the quickest solution, but your body will thank you when you are more adjusted Sunday morning.