Four Ways to Get Great Sleep While Springing Forward
Adjusting our clocks to an hour ahead may not seem like a big disrupter, but when it comes to sleep and our nightly habits, it can actually leave us feeling drained. While we welcome more sunshine and the beginning signs of spring, it is important to continue to focus on proper rest.
Stuck on how to ensure your body and internal clock adjust to a time shift? We’re sharing four ways to help ease the transition between sleep and the inevitable time change.
Don’t Lose an Hour of Sleep
Just because the clocks are ‘losing’ an hour, doesn’t mean you should, too. In order for your body to wake up rested and refreshed, focus on getting an adequate amount of sleep. Adults 18-60 years old should be getting at least 7 hours each night, so prepare your body by hitting your sleep goal both before and after Daylight Savings Time. This will not only help your body adjust to the change but continue to help you feel your best.
Snooze on the Perfect Mattress
No matter what time you fall asleep or wake up, there is no denying that quality sleep aligns with a quality mattress. We understand that mattresses aren’t a one size fits all kind of deal. Americanstar US is proud to offer a variety of mattresses that cater to any sleep style and comfort preference. From hybrid to traditional innerspring models, we’re dedicated to helping you get the most out of both your mattress and sleep.
Stick to Your Nightly Routine
Do you read before bed or soak in a warm bath to unwind from the day? Whatever nighttime routine you’ve established for yourself, keep at it! These routines are a great tool for keeping your body in tune with when it’s time to start relaxing.
Help your body adjust to more daylight by simply getting outside. Take advantage of lunchtime walks and activities outdoors to regulate your body’s sleep-wake cycle. While your body is adapting to the time change, soaking in that extra sunshine and vitamin D will ultimately assist with your circadian rhythm.
The transition between Daylight Savings Time and sleep schedules may not always be seamless. However, we can make certain we’re being gentle on ourselves while our body adjusts to springing forward. Be sure to implement a few (or all!) of these tips for a more restful week ahead.