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Tips for Coping with Daylight Saving Time

Spring Ahead of Daylight Saving

Clocks are due to go ahead one hour on March 9, and I don't know about you, but the one hour of lost sleep can really throw me off. Don't get me wrong, I love it staying light out later, but I also value my sleep. So instead of just dealing with it, you can use the following tips to cope with Daylight Saving Time:

  • Begin to readjust your sleep schedule a few days prior to the time change by going to bed an hour earlier.
  • Modify your eating schedule by having dinner one hour earlier.
  • Be careful when driving or operating machinery on the day of the time change.
  • Avoid napping, particularly before bedtime.
  • Keep a light schedule — such as minimizing driving and avoiding strenuous physical activity — on the Monday after the time change.
  • Eat properly, stay hydrated and remain physically active.


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Calimie Calimie 8 years
I hate it: it gives me a headache for a week. To man001: no, it's not the same at all. BTW, that was quite rude, if you didn't notice.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I love this, spring is on it's way!
snowbunny11 snowbunny11 9 years
omg....don't operate heavy machinery or drive...are you kidding me!??! I am sure my boss will love it if I tell her I can't drive to work Monday because of daylight saving's time. I'm going to try it just to see her reaction, priceless!
melizzle melizzle 9 years
:ROTFL: @ man001
man001 man001 9 years
You have got to be kidding me. It is only an hour. How many times have you stayed up late to finish watching a movie? Did you have to go into crisis mode then? Get a grip, eat a bon-bon and suck it up.
ElissaM ElissaM 9 years
I SO love the longer day light hours :)
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
Thanks for the reminder about DST, Fit. Not my favorite day of the year.
Spectra Spectra 9 years
I LOVE daylight savings time!!! It makes it feel more like summer, even though it's still freaking cold out. My dad ALWAYS complains about it throwing his schedule off. For some reason, it doesn't affect me a whole lot. My dog, however, is a different story. It takes her a good week to get accustomed to the different schedule.
DreaAST DreaAST 9 years
I hate this! It seems really early this year.
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
This is a love/hate thing for me. I HATE waking up and it's dark out. I HATE IT. But my boyfriend gets off work now nd it's dark, so it's nice for us to be able to do things and still have some daylight.
emalove emalove 9 years
I love Spring Ahead time...the extra daylight makes me feel more energetic. And reminds me that spring is just around the corner!!!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
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