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Ease Your Body Into Daylight Savings Time

This Sunday is Daylight Savings Time. That means that at 2 am on March 11, the clocks skip ahead 1 hour. Remember the saying - "Spring forward and Fall back."

Losing one hour of sleep can really screw up your circadian rhythm (your body's inner clock), so you might want to think about easing into it.

On the day before, try going to sleep earlier and waking up earlier. You can also adjust your mealtime schedule and eat an hour earlier.

Before you go to sleep on Saturday night, set all the clocks in your house ahead 1 hour. That way, when you wake up on Sunday morning, it won't be so obvious that you lost an hour.

On that Sunday, avoid taking a nap to make up for the hour you lost. It'll only make it harder to get to sleep on Sunday night.

On that Monday, try to keep your schedule light. You might be feeling tired and cranky, so if you have less to do, it'll give your body time to relax and adjust.

Fit's Tips: Don't forget to change the batteries in your smoke detectors too.

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kayleigh83 kayleigh83 8 years
Yep, Canada and the US are doing it a few weeks earlier, to save energy!
The-New-Black The-New-Black 8 years
right.. that would be one hour less.
The-New-Black The-New-Black 8 years
I'm in Europe, that much I know ;-) Interesting that you guys are one more hour behind for a couple of weeks now.
ash_marisa ash_marisa 8 years
Well, as long as you live in the United States, then you change on Sunday too! The only place that doesnt Sunday is Europe :)
The-New-Black The-New-Black 8 years
I thought this happened at the same day all over the world? (in the places that have daylight savings time) Where I am this doesn't happen for another couple of weeks.
DesignRchic DesignRchic 8 years
Great tips Fit, especially the no napping on Sunday!
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