Hate Daylight Savings Time? 😫 Try these 4 Tips to Beat “Time Change Fatigue” and share with a sleep-deprived friend! 😴
1. Go to Bed Earlier
Sounds obvious, I know, but the thing to know is you don’t have to go to bed a whole hour earlier. Even just moving your bedtime up by 10-15 minutes can help offset the time change as your body adjusts.
2. Take a Nap
Naps aren’t just for toddlers and can help you decrease your sleep deficit. The key here is to not nap too late or too long so you don’t mess up tonight’s sleep. No more than 20-30 minutes and early afternoon is ideal.
3. Adopt Healthy Sleep Habits
If ever there was a time to clean up your bedtime routine, it’s Daylight Savings Time!
- No alcohol 3-4 hours before bed.
- No caffeine 6 hours before bed.
- No heavy meals 4 hours before bed.
BONUS TIP: No blue light 60-minutes before bed. (Put down the phone and read a book!)
4. Clear Your Mind
Lying in bed with a million thoughts swirling through your brain? Do a brain dump!
Take 5-10 minutes to free-write everything in your head from your grocery list to that business idea to that thing that’s annoying you. Get it all out.
End your day with a guided sleep meditation. There are ton out there to choose from. The Breethe app and Insight Timer are two of my faves.
Sweet Dreams! 💤