Adjusting your Sleep Schedule for the end of Daylight Savings Time (DST)

Adjusting your Sleep Schedule for the end of Daylight Savings Time (DST)

Nov 01, 2023Kuljit Rakhra

Get ready to reset your sleep schedule after Daylight Savings Time ends

As we go through the bi-annual time change, our bodies tend to react. Particularly during the fall season, adjusting to an "earlier" bedtime after turning back the clocks can be quite challenging. In preparation, here are just a few valuable practices that can help reset your natural sleep cycle.

Are you ready for a smooth transition as daylight savings time ends? Try out the following techniques and enjoy a well-rested recovery.

Daytime

During the day, make sure to get some sun exposure to maintain your body's natural circadian rhythm. Take a walk in the morning and late afternoon for both movement and sunlight.

Before Midnight Hits

To improve your sleep satisfaction, try to get more hours of sleep before midnight. Even if you still get a full 8 hours, sleeping earlier can make a big difference.

Before Lights Out

Prepare for bedtime by engaging in relaxing activities and establishing a nightly routine to unwind before lights out. Consider trying out progressive muscle relaxation, breathing exercises to activate your parasympathetic nervous system, taking a soothing bath with Epsom salts and essential oils, or even listening to calming ambient music. 

 

These are just a few of the many options available to help you relax during this transition. Take a moment to unwind and enjoy the benefits of these simple practices. Join us in this journey to achieving better sleep by trying out these techniques. 



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