Daylight Savings

Don’t forget to reset your clocks on Sunday, March 8! “Fall-back” may be easier on the body than “Spring-forward” but both can interrupt your sleep habits by disconnecting your internal clock and your daily schedule. In general, it takes about a day to adjust for one hour of time change. Exposure to light decreases the secretion of melatonin, your brain’s natural sleep substance. It is important to expose yourself to light during the waking hours and decrease light for sleeping. Reducing caffeine, alcohol, and technology at bedtime are also recommended. If it is still difficult to sleep or you feel chronically tired even after adjusting sleep habits, it may be recommended to see a specialist.