5 Tips to Help You Stay Well-Rested During Daylight Savings Time

November 01, 2019 2 min read

5 Tips to Help You Stay Well-Rested During Daylight Savings Time

It’s almost time to turn back those clocks! This Sunday, November 3rd at 2:00am daylight saving time officially ends. This means that our clocks will fall back an hour, causing the sun to rise and set an hour earlier. Many enjoy this extra hour of morning light as they wake up feeling well rested, but many also struggle with falling asleep at night. Follow these 5 tips to ensure you stay well rested with the time change.

 

Prepare Early

The best way to prepare for daylight savings is to make a mental note ahead of time. Luckily, Fall Daylight Savings isn’t usually as difficult to acclimate to as in the Springtime when we lose an hour of sleep. Prepare early by marking the calendar. Set your clocks back the night before that way you won’t wake up disoriented when your smartphone and wall clock times don’t match up.

 

Give your Bed a Fall Refresh

Daylight savings is the perfect reminder to make sure your bed is comfortable and fresh. Swap out your old sheets for a new sheet set and make sure your bed is warm for the changing seasons. There is nothing worse than running to the thermostat in the middle of the night because your bedding isn’t warm enough. A cozy comforter should keep you warm and ensure a good night's sleep in the colder months.

Winter Brush Comforter Set in Green

Avoid Excessive Amounts of Caffeine

There is nothing wrong with enjoying your morning cup of coffee, in fact many of us rely on it to get our days started. During daylight savings when your routine is thrown out of whack it may be tempting to grab an extra afternoon coffee to help you power through your day. However, this can backfire, as consuming caffeine that late in the day can cause anxiety and make it difficult to fall asleep at night.

Practice a Nighttime Routine

Bedtime routines aren’t just for babies. Practicing a good nighttime routine can help you ease into a restful sleep as you prepare your body to wind down for the day. Reserve the hour before bed for winding down. Take a warm shower or bath and say goodbye to your electronics for the night. Brew a cup of non caffeinated tea and curl up with your favorite book.

Tilted Tiles Duvet Cover Set

Stick to a Sleep Routine

Sticking with a routine can be difficult the week or so after daylight savings as many of us struggle with being able to fall asleep when the clocks fall back an hour earlier. It might be tempting to stay up later because you’re just not tired. As tempting as it might be to catch up on your favorite series, it’s best to stay in bed. It will only take a couple of weeks for your body to get used to the time change and you won’t miss out on important rest that you need for the day ahead.



Also in The Southshore Blog

8 Amazing Easter Brunch Recipes That Are Sure To Please
8 Amazing Easter Brunch Recipes That Are Sure To Please

April 01, 2021 3 min read

Spring is here, the sun is shining and we all know what that means. It’s time to celebrate a favorite spring holiday, Easter! One of the most beloved ways to celebrate the holiday is by sharing an elegant Easter brunch with friends and family. We’ve rounded up 8 of the best brunch recipes to inspire your very own festive Easter feast.
Spring Cleaning Bedroom Checklist
Spring Cleaning Bedroom Checklist

March 11, 2021 3 min read

Spring is almost here!  Finally, the mornings are getting lighter and the days are getting longer.  It is the perfect time to clean and reimagine your space.  Our spring-cleaning checklist will help breathe new life into your bedroom leaving it feeling fresh and clean.
Towel Buying Guide
Towel Buying Guide

March 03, 2021 2 min read

Most people put little to no thought into towel buying and which type of towels they should bring home.  Sure, you want your towels to look nice, but there are a few other things like material, weight, size, and care you should consider.  Finding the perfect towel has never been easier.  Our helpful towel guide has everything you need to know.