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Adjusting to Daylight Savings Time

Posted by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 5:58 PM
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Dr. Sunita Kumar, a sleep specialist at Loyola University Medical Center near Chicago, said there are ways to make the adjustment to having lost an hour of sleep Monday morning. For example, start going to bed and getting up a few minutes earlier each day.

Kumar also suggests:

-- Don't nap on the Saturday before the time change.

-- To help reset your internal body clock, expose yourself to sunlight in the morning as early as you can. This will help advance your circadian rhythm.

-- Eat dinner earlier, back up your nighttime routine and dim the lights in the evening.

-- Try to get children to bed earlier, too.

"I know I need to do this for my kids," Kumar said.



Read more: http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2013/03/07/Tips-to-prepare-for-daylight-saving/UPI-21601362718083/#ixzz2N5P5ZCLY

What do you do to prepare for losing a hour of sleep?

by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 5:58 PM
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Heather2001
by Bronze Member on Mar. 9, 2013 at 6:01 PM

I don't do anything.  I'm excited for DST!

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by Platinum Member on Mar. 10, 2013 at 12:01 AM

Too late .. we had to nap today,
However we're ok with it as we love when it stays lighter later ;)

Hottmomma607
by Silver Member on Mar. 10, 2013 at 12:48 AM
Its not a bad adjustment! It stays light longer here in Washington! Love it!!
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fraujones
by on Mar. 10, 2013 at 9:00 AM
I don't prepare. Good tips!
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Juniper53098
by on Mar. 10, 2013 at 4:14 PM

I think the whole daylight savings time is ridiculous.

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