Spring Forward (Daylight Saving Survival Guide)

Mature man frustrated at Monday Morning Wake Up

Recovering From Your Lost Hour of Sleep!

(editor’s note) We hope you remembered to set your clocks forward Sunday morning. If you feel groggy or tired this week (especially Monday Morning), you are not alone.

According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, as many as 30-35% of adults could suffer from temporary insomnia which can be caused by the start of Daylight Savings Time.

IIn fact, the day following the start of Daylight Savings Time has been proclaimed Insomnia Awareness Day by the AASM to raise awareness about the widespread problem of insomnia that affects as many as 10% of adults. From the AASM:

By raising awareness about insomnia, and by letting people know they are not alone and treatment options are available, I hope that people who are suffering will seek help and improve their quality of life. You do not need to let insomnia prevent you from sleeping well.

• After the switch forward, head outdoors for some early morning sunlight. The bright light will help set your internal clock, which regulates sleep and alertness.
• Stick to your usual bedtime on Sunday night to get plenty of sleep before the workweek begins on Monday.

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