How to Deal With Daylight Saving Time
It's the dreaded "roll your clock ahead one hour" weekend. Now, I can honestly say that I've never met a person that likes doing that. Oh sure, we all love rolling the clock back an hour because that's actually a treat. Granted, a lot of people don't like the fact that it means it gets dark around 5 p.m., but everyone loves that extra hour.
Now we find our that there's a new study out of Denmark that says that the stress of losing the hour when we set our clocks ahead can actually be so stressful that it can trigger a stroke in about 8% of people. That, my friends is one scary stat.
1. No caffeine - this is going to be a hard one for a lot of people. Coffee is a big part of life in Louisiana and we love our Community nice and strong. Also, some people experience a coffee-withdrawal headache and that can be as bad as the loss of an hour. Still, it's the number one tip on the list so, give it a shot
2. No alcohol - they say that just one drink can cause you to have trouble either going to sleep or staying asleep so just for a couple of days the rule is "no booze."
3. Eat Light - No heavy meals before bed time. This means about three to four hours from bedtime.
4. Make Your Bed Inviting - Clean sheets and pillow cases. Also, just for a night or two, don't have your phone or iPad by your bed. Remove all those devices to another room.
5. Turn in earlier than you normally do. The experts say to turn in about half an hour earlier than you normally would. Try this for just a couple of nights.
Well, there you go. If you're able to follow all 5 of these tips, you'll probably be used to the time change by Tuesday and you'll feel a lot better.
Best of luck with the "no coffee" rule. That's the one that scares me the most!
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Here's the entire article from BetterSleep.org