Daylight Savings Time Friend or Foe

I personally  wish they would stop the time change On the East Coast it’s March 12th 2017
The purpose of daylight saving time is to sync people’s lives with the sun.
It’s that time of year again. On Sunday (March 12), most Americans will wake up only to realize they’ve lost an hour of their weekend to daylight saving time the price we pay for eight months of well-lit evenings.

That is, unless you live in Arizona or Hawaii, which don’t observe daylight saving, you’re probably used to this routine by now. 
But the history of daylight saving time has been anything but peaceful, from its first wartime introduction to its ongoing controversy today.


More heart attacks 

More car accidents 

More work related injuries 
Turning your clock one hour ahead every spring isn’t easy. Luckily, solutions are not out of reach. In a society already suffering from lack of sleep,over worked and stressed out on the job and if you gave kids running them all over town,it’s the simple things that can make a big difference. The tips below are ideas to avoid daylight savings time sleepiness that can make the upcoming time change easier to handle.
Tips for Surviving Daylight Saving Time:

1. Gradually Transition into the Time Change
To minimize the impact of the switch to daylight saving time, make gradual adjustments. Go to bed 15 minutes early, starting several days before the change. Start today 

2. Sleepy? Take a Quick Nap
If you feel sleepy after the change to daylight saving time, take a short nap in the afternoon no more than15 minutes 

3. Make a Commitment to get 7-8 Hours of Sleep
The average adult needs 7-8 hours of quality sleep each and every night. Work backward from your wake time and commit to getting at least 7 hours of sleep every night.

4. Keep Regular Sleep Hours
Make sleep a priority by keeping consistent sleep (bedtime) and wake schedules – even on the weekends.

5. Exercise during the Day
Even moderate exercise, such as walking, can help you sleep better. Just make sure you don’t work out within two hours of bedtime.

6. Avoid Caffeine and Alcohol before Bed
Alcohol and caffeine (found in coffee, tea, chocolate, soft drinks, etc.) can interfere with sleep habits. Smokers should also avoid tobacco before bed, as it can lead to poor sleep.

7. Eat Light at Night
Finish eating at least 2-3 hours before bed. Eating too close to bedtime can interfere with sleep quality.

8. Relax before Bed
Create a bedtime ritual that is relaxing. Experts recommend reading a book, listening to soothing music, or soaking in a hot bath or shower.

9. Create a Sleep Sanctuary
Transform your room into a haven of comfort and relaxation by creating a sleep sanctuary. Make sure your room is cool, quiet and free of distraction for the best possible sleep. 

10. Lavender Essential Oil Spray Lightly on Pillows & 
Evaluate pillows for proper comfort and support.

Sleep Well

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