Don’t Lose Sleep When Daylight Saving’s Time Ends

Don’t Lose Sleep When Daylight Saving’s Time EndsTips to help our sleep pattern recover when Daylight Savings time ends.

It’s that time of year again when we all struggle to remember if the clocks go forward or back. The nights are closing in, the temperature is dropping, and the clocks are ready to be turned back. While most of us welcome the opportunity for more sleep, the end of daylight savings can hinder sleep schedules.

Daylight savings ends on November 6th, 2016. Use these tips to steady your sleep routine.

Establish a routine – A sleep schedule with a fixed bedtime and wake up time will create consistency, which is important when trying to sync your body’s natural sleep cycle. Wake up at the same time every day, even on weekends, for the best way to prevent feeling tired and lethargic.

Turn on a light – Light is an important cue that tells the body and mind to wake up. When daylight savings ends, we start to wake up in the dark. Furthermore, it’s harder to get out of bed when it’s pitch black outside. Turning on a light as soon as you wake up will help to ‘wake you up.’

Don’t watch TV before bed – Avoid stimulating the mind by watching television, playing video games, or using the computer before you head to bed. These activities engage your brain, making it harder to fall asleep.

Adopt a calming routine – Getting your mind and body into a relaxed state an hour or so before bedtime can help to get a better night’s sleep and overcome the end of daylight savings. Whether you drink chamomile tea, take a bath, or read a book, unwinding after a long day will help you in more ways than one!

Watch what you drink – Caffeine before bed will keep you awake, while drinking alcohol beforehand will lower your sleep quality. Instead, opt for a caffeine-free herbal tea or water.

The team at Kurt Rolf Insurance Agency hopes that you have a peaceful transition from daylight savings time! For all of your insurance needs visit us today! We serve MN, WI, FL, SD, and AZ!