Florida lawmakers overwhelmingly passed a bill that allows The Sunshine State to opt out of Daylight Savings Time but as of this week, you may still need to fall back.
Here are 6 tips for surviving daylight savings time:
Adjust your sleep schedule 4 days before setting clocks back. Don’t panic! Sleep experts are only talking about going to bed 15 minutes early each night.
Winding down. Avoid watching television or using your devices before bed. In fact, move your cell phone far away from your bedroom.
Cut your alcohol intake especially within 3 hours of your bedtime. Alcohol actually inhibits REM sleep leading to a night of tossing and turning which is the last thing you need.
Resist the urge to sleep in. Tempting as it may seem it won’t do your energy any favors while adjusting to that extra hour of sleep.
Get outside. Humans circadian rhythm is tied directly to the amount of sunlight that we are exposed to each day. So, head outside, get some fresh air—your body will thank you for it.
Exercise. Not only does regular exercise relieve stress but it also helps reset your body for a good night’s sleep.
Last but not least, stick to your regular schedule without stressing yourself out about the time change.