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I know, springing forward ultimately means they only lost small hour so it looks like it ought to be easy-peasy to get back on our feet. But speaking as anyone who somehow turned off her alarm in the work of the night and overslept by exactly small hour it can mess along with your sleep schedule. In fact, the effects of daylight saving time can be kind of like what you experience with jet lag: less energy, less mental alertness, overall feelings of tiredness.

Eventually, it all evens out as your body adjusts. But there's some things you can do now to expedite that process and stay as safe and healthy meanwhile.

1: For the next seven days, try to get some immediate exposure to the sun in the morning sit in front of the window while you have your breakfast, or go for a speedy walk around the block. It helps your internal clock synchronize to the time change.

2: Leave additional time to get to wherever you are going so you can focus on defensive driving. Some people are going to be additional sleepy over the next few days, and their driving skills may not be top-notch; and, other people may not have changed their clocks in their cars (or their houses!) yet, so they could be racing around in order to make up for it.

3: Exercise! Working out releases serotonin, a brain chemical that can help our bodies adjust. Exercising outside can be helpful, as the sun can give the brain a serotonin boost .

4: Don't nap. Long naps can mess together with your sleep patterns for later in the night possibly keeping you awake longer. In the event you must take an afternoon snooze, don’t do it close to bedtime, and keep it short no over twenty minutes.

5: Don't drink. Alcohol looks as if it ought to help you sleep and, at first, it does! But drinking can actually reduce REM sleep, which is thought to be the most restorative kind of sleep.
How are you feeling, post-daylight saving time?

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