Every year daylight savings time sends people into a frenzy – How about you? You fall into that late at night trap and then morning comes so early!
Here's some things to consider and tips to help you cope during the time change.
Check in with each of these tips – How do you rate your sleep comfort scale?
What can you change ?
Your bedtime routine – it's proven that if you have a routine and repeat it every night it will help your body recognize it's time to fall to sleep. Your body and mind need the consistency of a regular sleep schedule.
Comfortable Sleep Space – You want to be relaxed and be free of interruptions (TV) or annoying irritations. Ideally your bedroom should be as dark as possible.
Your sleeping comfort - mattress, pillows, blankets, room temperature - If any of these things don't fit for you you could be missing hours of zzz's.
Exercise – Getting the right amount of exercise can be key to help you sleep restfully. Exercise makes changes in your brain chemistry and your ability to fall asleep. Find a level that works well for you.
Here's a most important tip - Put away computers and other electronic devices at least an hour before you'd like to fall asleep – Try this tip for one week and you'll be amazed at the results.
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