Successful Transition to Daylight Saving Time to Help Your Body
There are many reasons to follow Daylight Saving Time (DST) in different countries. Let’s have a look at few tips for a successful transition to daylight saving time to help your body.
Before you ask what DST is, let us tell you that it is the type of clock setting where you set the clock forward i.e. spring ahead by one hour during spring and you can set the clock by one hour during autumn (fall back) to respond to standard time.
In another term, one day may have 23 hours in late winter and early spring has 25 hours in the autumn.
Why Do You Need to Follow Daylight Saving Time?
To evade the risk of traffic accidents, health issues like heart attacks and strokes on Monday “spring forward” in March which are connected with missing the hours of sleep, asserts experts. That is also called a “DST effect.”
Tips to Follow the Daylight Saving Time to Help Your Body
Start Practicing a Few Days Early
Many physicians suggest that you should start practicing it a week before “spring forward.” Additionally, you need to go to bed 15-30 minutes earlier than your normal bedtime. It takes time to adjust to a new routine. Our body needs more hours to make up for the lost hour.
Skip Coffee and Alcohol
Consuming coffee or caffeinated beverages for 4-6 hours before sleeping time should be avoided. Drinking alcohol also prevents a good night’s sleep. So you should avoid both of them at night.
Stick to Your Schedule
During Daylight Saving Time, ensure that you are consistent with your eating plan, bedtime, and physical exercise. In the same manner, you can expose yourself to sunlight in the morning.
Stop Taking Long Naps
You may feel lazy or in the mood of taking a nap. But you must avoid taking naps as it is the only way to adjust to the time change. You can take a short nap which shouldn’t be more than 20 minutes.
Put the Screens Away
If you keep on setting the alarm/timer in your Smartphone right before bed, it will simply affect your good night’s sleep. Try to avoid those devices before going to bed, so that your sleep will be restful. Also, those electric devices are too bright and it will interrupt your ability to prepare for sleep.
Get Sun Exposure
Go outside to get some sunlight on Sunday to manage the time change. You shouldn’t spend less time in sunlight; it may affect your energy level, mood and also reduces serotonin.
Follow these tips of the Daylight Saving Time to help your body and live an energetic life!