Tonight marks the 100th year that we turn our clocks forward to daylight savings time. Everyone’s least favorite part is losing that hour of sleep.
Doctors say the adjustment can be a little easier if you prep the body for the change. Physicians at Swedish American Hospital recommend going to bed an hour earlier and waking up an hour earlier. The prep could prevent feelings of restlessness or insomnia.
“Making a gradual change is easier on the body on the biological clock rather than making a big change all of the sudden for one hour,” said Dr. Yaser Zeater, Clinical Care Physician with Swedish American Hospital.
Zeater says to be able to get to bed earlier that you normally do, avoid watching TV or using a smartphone right before bed since that stimulates the brain.