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4 Tips To Help You Survive The Daylight Savings Time Transition

Daylight Savings is March 12th this year, and the anticipation of DST can be bittersweet for most people.

When time springs forward, we know that warmer nights are near; however, losing an hour of sleep can be a tough adjustment. Check out 4 tips to help you enjoy the warm weather, without feeling tired.

 

De'arra Taylor on Twitter

Daylight savings March 12th thank you! ?? so sick of it getting dark earlier!!

 

Make Gradual Adjustments: In the week leading up to the time change try waking up and going to sleep 15 mins earlier. Doing that for a week or even 2 weeks will help you mentally feel less tired once the time finally jumps forward.

Mike Perry on Twitter

Lose an hour sleep this weekend? Great, like I already didn't lack enough sleep. #DaylightSavings

Keep your schedule: Sometimes we get caught up in the hour we are going to lose and we try to sleep in and make up for the difference. The fact of the matter is, once sleep is lost, it’s gone for good. So try sticking to your normal schedule even if it looks a little different outside and you will adjust sooner than you expect.

Exercise: Working out is always a good solution when your body feels a little off. In the case of Daylight Savings, exercising can help you if Tip #1 and Tip #2 have failed you. A morning or mid-day trip to the gym will make you feel like you had a full day and when it’s time for bed your body is physically ready.

 

Don’t Over Nap : If the time change has you feeling extra tired, try not to nap any more than you normally would. Napping too long or too often is just going to make it harder to get back on track. If you absolutely have to nap remember the quicker the better.

 

Pierrea Javon…I’m not perfect and I don’t feel like faking it.