When And How to Prepare for The Upcoming Time Change


It's almost time tofall back one hour as daylight savings time will end the morning of November 3rd. That means peopleshould plan to set their clocks back and take some steps to ease thetransition.

Although gaining anhour might seem like a good way to get more rest the change of time can affectsleep patterns.

According to sleepexperts, although it's easier for you to gain an hour than to lose it, itdoesn't mean your inner body clock is not affected.

There are ways youcan reset your sleep patterns and prepare for the change before daylight savingtime ends. By preparing in advance, youcan ensure your sleep won't be interrupted.

Doctors recommend youmodify your schedule early. Do this about a week before the change and set yourclocks an hour behind as a way to ease into the new sleep pattern.

Keep hydrated as drinkingplenty of water helps the body adjust.

After the timechange, stay active during the day and do something relaxing a few hours beforewhat would normally be your bedtime.

If you are takingmedication, begin to take it a little earlier, especially if the medicineaffects your sleeping habits.

Doing this a few daysbefore the change, actually helps regulate melatonin, a hormone in your bodythat helps your inner body clocks adjust, leaving us with a good night's sleep.