Rock the Clock during Daylight Saving Time
by UnityPoint Health - November 5, 2016
Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 6. At that time, clocks will “fall back,” and you’ll gain an hour of sleep. However, don’t let the upcoming time change wreak havoc on your routine. Try these tips to reset your internal body clock:
Follow the light.
Get at least 15 minutes of bright sunlight during the day. At night, avoid bright light after 8 p.m., including light from smartphone and tablet screens.
Skip your afternoon fix.
Avoid caffeine after lunch to help your body wind down sooner at night.
Make sure to get at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise during the days leading up to the time change, and try to go to bed and wake up at the same time every day.
If you have trouble sleeping, contact your UnityPoint Health provider to help find solutions for a better night’s rest.