Tips to Survive Daylight Saving Time

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Tips to Survive Daylight Saving Time
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Getting up an hour earlier than expected is rough, but here are some tips to survive Daylight Saving Time (DST).

It might just be one hour of sleep, but for many, those are 60 precious minutes of precious snoozing that can make a Monday somewhat tolerable. 

At 2:00 a.m. Sunday, everyone's clocks skipped an hour and went right to 3:00 a.m. Well, everyone except Hawaii, Arizona, Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa and the Virgin Islands since those areas do not observe DST.

When nightly sleep gets messed up, it can cause just about anyone to feel irritable, sleepy, and/or hungry. To avoid the adult temper tantrums, try these tips to get your body's schedule back on track.

1. SOAK UP THE SUN

When the rain clouds clear from our recent storm, try walking outside or sitting near an open window where the sun can reach you. Light exposure is supposed to help regulate our internal clocks and sleep-wake cycle. The sooner you get near the sun, the more alert you'll feel early in the day and hopefully more sleepy by nightfall. 

2. UNPLUG BEFORE BED

It's no secret that computer and television screens can affect sleep. The blue and white lights cause a part of our brain to react in a way that's not conducive to sleepy time. Shutting off electronics can let your brain relax and slow down.

3. EXERCISE

This seems to be the answer to just about everything, but it's supposed to work. Especially if you keep your routine to the same time frame.

4. AVOID THE BOOZE

Boo, no fun. Even though a glass of wine or two may make you feel more sleepy, it can actually prevent you from achieving that deep sleep your body is craving. Don't worry, this is just for the next few days while your body adjusts.

5. STICK TO YOUR SCHEDULE

This is boring but scientists say it works. So... try not to sleep in, keep getting up at the same time and going to bed at the same time, and apparently within a few days to a week, you'll be back to feeling normal again.

Good luck edhatters and we'll see you bright and early at the coffee shop on Monday morning. 

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PitMix Mar 11, 2019 11:58 AM
Tips to Survive Daylight Saving Time

It seems more likely that we will stay on DST and ditch Standard Time. The one drawback is that kids have to go to early class in the dark, but since the experts say that young bodies don't wake up well, then they could push school start time to 9am and everyone would win.

PurpleBee Mar 11, 2019 12:40 AM
Tips to Survive Daylight Saving Time

Silly me. I thought when it was on the ballot and we voted on it that it would pass for this year's cycles. Now I fear I will not be alive to see it really happen. Once the clocks are changed it really does move quickly though.

a-1561633834 Mar 10, 2019 10:20 AM
Tips to Survive Daylight Saving Time

It’s a great great day!!! Now please keep the clocks on this time as there is nothing worse then getting off work at 5pm in the dark...

mtndriver Mar 10, 2019 08:42 AM
Tips to Survive Daylight Saving Time

Just when it’s starting to get light in the morning, we switch. I’d rather have the morning bright than the longer evening. Get rid of this clock changing stuff.

Luvaduck Mar 10, 2019 08:34 AM
Tips to Survive Daylight Saving Time

Ditch DST. As unnecessary as cranks for starting cars. Causes confusion and it's a pain to reset clocks.

dennispgerman Mar 10, 2019 08:29 AM
Tips to Survive Daylight Saving Time

Write Rep. Carbajal and tell him to introduce a bill to leave the clocks where they are now and not to fall back again. This process is a useless pain in the... just about everywhere. More people have strokes and heart attacks the week after this spring forward nonsense. Let's leave it here and enjoy a little more sun at the end of the day.

a-1561633834 Mar 09, 2019 11:50 PM
Tips to Survive Daylight Saving Time

It will be a happy, happy day when all of the USA stops this Daylight Saving c#%p. Circadian rhythms don't need this nonsense.

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