Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday . . . 2:00 A.M to be exact. Which means we lose an hour of sleep Saturday night. Here are five tips to help you deal with the transition.
- Cut out caffeine. Make sure you don’t have any caffeine at least six hours before bed. It’s a good rule of thumb in general, but especially important this weekend.
- No alcohol either. Even just one drink can disturb your sleep. So skip the alcohol tomorrow night if you can.
- Eat light. Don’t eat anything for at least two or three hours before you plan to go to bed. Otherwise it can interfere with the quality of your sleep.
- Make your bed a place you want to sleep in. Meaning, fresh clean sheets . . . and no phones or iPads.
- Go to bed earlier. To minimize the impact of the time change, make a few gradual adjustments rather than one big one.
Oh, and one more thing…when you change the clocks, change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.