Tips for beating the Daylight Savings change fatigue

By Melissa Moore on March 11, 2024
Daylight Saving Time 2024: Here's what you need to know
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Yesterday most of America changed their clocks one hour forward for Daylight Savings.  Losing an hour of sleep has many people today and this week feeling tired and groggy.  The rate of car accidents spikes after the time change and people report feeling out of sorts for day s afterwards.  What can you do?

According to experts, here are some tips for surviving the time change:

  1. Go outside or sit by a window to get natural light
  2. Take short naps, but no longer than 20 minutes
  3. Avoid consuming caffeine within six hours of bedtim
  4. Start adjusting your routine a few days before the time change
  5. Remember, the groggy feeling can last five to seven days
  6. Don’t plan for major time changes too far in advance
  7. Be prepared for the time adjustment with small changes
  8. Keep in mind that longer afternoon naps can disrupt nighttime sleep
  9. Let natural light help your body adjust to the new time
  10. Remember, the lost hour will be gained back in November

What do you do to feel better after the time change?

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