Time Change is Here!

The time has come, the end of daylight saving time. Are you ready for the change November 1st? Well I guess you can move to Arizona or Hawaii and you will miss out on the “fall back” fun.

Not many people look forward to the time change, but there are ways to make it less of a nuisance.

Enjoy that extra hour of daylight…In the morning
If you typically wake up time is 7am, on Sunday, November 1, you’ll be up at 6am, which means you will have an extra hour of sunlight in the morning. The sunrise time on October 31st is around 7:30 AM, on November 1st it’s around 6:30 AM. It’s the perfect time to sneak in a morning walk or run. This will help to give your mood and energy a boost! The time change on November 1 is a good way to start a new exercise routine in the AM for the rest of the year since now the sun will be setting earlier and earlier during the winter.

Hey, there’s always the extra hour of sleep
If you’re all about the extra hour of sleep, I don’t blame you one bit! If you go to bed at the same time you normally do Saturday night and wake up at your normal time Sunday morning. You will actually gain an hour of sleep 🙂

Get the young ones on track
Children usually have a harder time making the adjustment to time change.But if you can get them acclimated, it will likely be a breeze. To do so, have your kids go to bed roughly 15 minutes later than normal about 3 or 4 days before the time changes. By the time October 31 rolls around, they should be use to going to bed an hour later and will be back on schedule.

 

Sleep hygiene…Boost it up!
It’s a good time to freshen up your sleep habits.  You can do this by having a dark room with cool temperatures. Also, try keeping it quiet when you sleep. It’s good to cut out caffeine in the afternoon too!

Remember to set your clocks back
Before you go to bed Saturday, October 31,  turn your clocks back an hour. If you use a smartphone:,they’ll update on their own at the official time change, 2am.

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