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3 Simple Tips For Surviving Daylight Saving Time

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ZzzQuil NyQuil Nighttime Sleep aid (2)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.

ZzzQuil NyQuil Nighttime Sleep aid Woman SleepingIt 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.

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Here are 3 Simple Tips For Surviving Daylight Savings Time:

  1. Be Prepared – Know that it’s going to be hard to get to sleep those first few days after daylight savings.
  2. 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.
  3. 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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  1. lisa on March 6, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    I get ready for daylight savings by going to bed a little earlier a couple nights before and I make sure I exercise every day leading up to the “jump ahead”!

  2. valerie g on March 6, 2015 at 10:32 am

    I haven’t tried this for sleeping yet, I will have to. I take sleep aids everynight.

  3. Vera Sweeney on March 5, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    These are great tips for surviving daylight saving time!! I hate when anything disrupts my sleep schedule.

  4. Jenny Temcio on March 5, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    I love zzzquil. It works amazingly and helps me fall to sleep in no time!

  5. Liz Mays on March 5, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    The time changes definitely throw my sleep schedule off. I try to lay off the caffeine in preparation.

  6. Elizabeth @ BeingMVP on March 5, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    Ah it’s going to stink. The kids will most likely be cranky.

  7. Aimee Smith on March 5, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    These are great ideas! I am so grateful to be in Az where we don;t have to deal with daylight savings time at all!

  8. Dawn on March 5, 2015 at 10:33 am

    Daylight Savings Time = horror and torture for six weeks until I get used to it. Blech. =(

  9. Courtney on March 5, 2015 at 10:24 am

    Benjamin Franklin was the father of many cool ideas. Daylight Savings Time was not one of them… Blech!

  10. Jennifer on March 5, 2015 at 10:10 am

    Thanks so much for these tips. I have a TERRIBLE time sleeping. It’s a combination of several things, but going straight from the computer to the bed doesn’t help!

  11. Robin (Masshole Mommy) on March 5, 2015 at 9:48 am

    Now that my kids are older, daylight savings time is much less of an issue for us, but when they were little – it was brutal.