Tips to Help Your Body Adjust:
- Stick to your schedule. Stick to consistency with your eating, social, bed and excise schedules. Exposing yourself to bright light in the morning will also help you adjust!
- Don't take long naps. Avoiding naps is key for adjusting to the time change. Long daytime naps could make it harder for you to get a full night's sleep, disrupting your schedule. If you must take them, take them early on and for no longer than 20 minutes.
- Avoid coffee and alcohol. Don't drink coffee, caffeinated beverages or alcohol six hours before bedtime. These all prevent you from getting quality sleep.
- Practice good sleep habits. Slow your body down before bed and avoid heavy workouts 2 hours before bed. Also, put your phone, computer or tablet away and turn off the television. The high intensity light stimulates your brain and hinders melatonin, a hormone that triggers sleepiness.
Get some rest!
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Sources: Money Talks News, Health Essentials