How to Adjust to Daylight Savings


On November 1, we get an extra hour of sleep, but that still will mess up your sleep cycle.

You can prepare your body now so the transition is easier.

The first is a four day plan. Here’s how it works. If your original bed time is 11 p.m. and your wake time is 7 a.m., go to bed at 11:15 p.m. four days before the time change, and plan to wake at 7:15 a.m. Three days before, go to bed at 11:30 and wake at 7:30; two days before, sleep at 11:45 and wake at 7:45.

On Halloween, go to bed at midnight. Then after November 1, return to your 11 p.m. bedtime.

Another option is going to bed a half hour later on October 31. You’ll get a half hour more sleep.

The last idea is to go to sleep at 11 p.m. on Halloween and wake up at 6 a.m. instead of 7 a.m.

Try to keep your schedule normal so as not to throw off your body clock. That includes when you eat dinner. It’s all about not upsetting your body’s rhythm!

Source: Today