We all lost an hour of sleep last night, so now what!?
If you're like me, you're happy for that first sign of longer days and warmer weather, but I'm definitely not excited about the loss of sleep.
We asked around and here are a few tips that can help you manage the time change.
1. It takes your body up to 10 hours to get rid of 75% of the caffeine in your system, so have your last coffee before 2pm or skip the caffeine all together.
2. Get rid of the harsh light coming from your electronic device by downloading an app or software program that reduces the blue hues and harsh light that strain your eyes and inhibit your melatonin production (which tells you when it's bedtime).
3. Adjust your thermostat somewhere between 60-67 degrees for better sleep.
4. Add a headboard to the base of your bed. This represents stability and support (by feng sheu logic), keeping your stress levels in check and by helping you feel calm and rested.
5. Think in terms of imagery (crashing waves, the beach, rain) instead of words or numbers when you're trying to fall asleep to help relax your mind.
6. Find a bedtime calculator. Just enter when you need to wake up and it will tell you the ideal time to fall asleep so you don't end up hearing the alarm mid-REM cycle.
7. Forget the snooze button. The extra few minutes of sleep will leave you groggier than if you just got up and started your day.