Well, the clocks go back an hour this weekend. And while most of us don't have to worry about changing the time manually these days, we still have to deal with the effects of the change. The end of daylight savings time means we all get an extra hour of sleep on Saturday night but it COULD end up making you more tired. Here's how to prevent that.
1. Stick to your sleeping pattern. "falling back" is easier on your body that "springing forward," so the experts say you SHOULD wake up more refreshed on Sunday morning since you gained an hour of z's. The problem is falling asleep on SUNDAY night. Its the Monday following "fall back" that may affect you the most
2. To help yourself fall asleep easier on Sunday night then, the experts say to avoid using technology in the bedroom all together. The blue light from t.v. and phone screens confuses your body and make it harder to fall asleep. Sleep experts say to avoid technology for at least an hour before you go to bed.
3. Avoid Naps. This is the hard one. I love a good nap, but naps can actually lover the quality of your actual sleep later that night. If you HAVE to nap, make sure it's short. Like 10 to 20 minutes. So after the extra sleep on Saturday night, and as much as you want to nap on a lazy Sunday afternoon, avoid it. The combination of an extra hour of sleep along with a Sunday nap could really make Monday a rough one.