Does the daylight saving time changing (DTS) give you some sleep problems? Most of all during the morning when you get up? Do you feel tired and weary more than usual?
Take a look at our 4 simple tips to face the Daylight Saving Time change in a good mood!
A little sacrifice for a big saving!
Perhaps not everyone knows that the daylight saving time saves us every year millions of kilowatt-hour thanks to the additional light-hour available every day, during the summer season.
Benjamin Franklin was the first one that thought about this solution to save energy in 1784; He had seen in this time change an easy way to have a big energy saving.
Positive and negative effects…
Although for many of us it’s not easy to adapt the body to the new time schedule, do not forget that in addition to saving energy, the increase of light-hours has positive effects on our health: The exposure to sunlight intensify the serotonin production, the “hormone of good mood”!
4 tips to live a better daylight saving time change!
- Start to prepare some days before! 2-3 days before the Time Change, try to move your clock back. Only 20 minutes back every morning, so the morning of the change you’ll be already set at the right time!
- The same goes for the evening: try going to bed before! Use again the trick above: go to sleep 20-25 minutes earlier every night, starting 2-3 days before the Time Change!
- Avoid caffeine and alcohol beverages during these days: those substances can affect your sleep-wake cycle, making the change more complicated.
- Use the additional light-hour in the morning and workout! Given that you are going to get up earlier in the morning, take a walk! Our body will benefit from the positive effects that the sunlight has on our organism!
Face the new daylight time feeling full of energy and well-rested!
Follow our 4 simple tips, and do not forget to sleep on a bed-system that fits with your physical characteristics! Sleeping well, on a quality mattress, and for the right time is the first step of a healthy life!