Daylight Saving Time is Ending; Here’s How to Survive the Time Change
It's almost that time of year where it'll be dark when you go into work AND when you come out of work. While the constant darkness can be a little upsetting, at least we (kind of) get an extra hour of sleep, right? With daylight saving time ending November 3, here are a couple of ways to make the transition a little smoother, according to Prevention.
Get a good night's sleep.
While Saturday night seems like a great time to go out, drink and maybe even have a late Halloween celebration, you'll be messing up your sleep schedule more than usual. According to a study by Harvard, people who get less than 7.5 hours of sleep will have the most trouble adjusting to the new clock change.
But that doesn't mean you should sleep in, either.
According to Prevention, sleeping in will only mess up circadian rhythm more and make it that much harder to get up on Monday. Do yourself a favor and set an alarm to wake up at a normal time Sunday morning.
And although it's tough, avoid electronics before bed.
Turn off the phone, tablet, TV, and anything that may produce a bright light and trick your brain into thinking it's time to stay up. Instead, grab a book. Chances are, that'll make you sleepy and help you fall asleep faster anyways.
With these tips in mind, good luck adjusting to the newer, darker schedule.