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Are you ready for daylight savings time? Did you know that more than half of all US adults say their sleep is affected by Daylight Saving Time? For those that say they suffer from occasional sleeplessness, more than 60% cite DST as a cause. I know as a mom of three the one thing I say I struggle most with is sleep.
From waking and getting kids ready to working the day, then putting them to bed, I would think I would be exhausted and ready to sleep by night time. But sometimes I never feel like I get enough rest and I’m often awake many times during the night.
It happens every year for most people in the world. Daylight savings was a concept thought up by Benjamin Franklin. Many viewed it as a way to save electricity and not every state even has to opt into it. Daylight Saving Time starts Sunday, March 8, 2015, and all that recognize it lose an hour of sleep, with many of us spending the next week grumpy adjusting to this new sleep cycle. With 3 kids my clock is set naturally, and this just disturbs my sleep cycle.
Here are 3 Simple Tips For Surviving Daylight Savings Time:
- Be Prepared – Know that it’s going to be hard to get to sleep those first few days after daylight savings.
- Know What’s Coming – Since you know daylight savings time is coming start a new routine the week prior, getting the kids in bed an hour earlier now will help come Monday morning.
- Relax – Get some sleep and rest easy with Use a calming bubble bath for the kids and make sure you have their favorite breakfast foods ready so you can all wake up happy, fed, and ready to being the new week. Sometimes the less hours of sleep may not be a problem, but if you don’t, all of those hours and not getting the full nights rest makes the week hard to adjust to.
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How are you going to seize the night and be prepared for that extra lost hour?