I love this time of year, I’m ready for spring? are YOU! yes, we lose an hour of sleep but receive longer days and nights is worth it to me. This year, daylight saving time is Sunday, March 13, and experts at the American Heart Association offered these tips to prepare for the time change transition:
- Start getting as much light as possible each day now. This can help adjust your body rhythm for the upcoming change.
- Start winding down a little earlier in the evenings ahead. While you can never make up lost sleep, going into the time change well-rested can help.
- Don’t compensate with extra caffeine. It may feel like an extra coffee or two can help you through the midday slump, but too much caffeine is not heart-healthy.
- Don’t take a nap. Most people don’t get enough sleep at any time; adding a cat nap to your afternoon can make it even harder to sleep well that night.