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Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Tracey Henry and Suzannah DiMarzio

Daylight Savings Time and *groan* sleep loss



clock.jpg“Wait...This Sunday?? NNOOOOOOOOO!!!!!”
~Every student and parent on the planet upon realizing we lose an hour of sleep on Sunday.

While we are looking forward to the extra daylight in the afternoons, we are bracing for the loss of sleep come Monday morning.

Our Suburban Diva Tracey Henry has already declared her favorite day of the year is the END of Daylight Savings Time. For us it's spring forward, fall apart when we have to push that clock ahead.

Sleep experts have offered some helpful suggestions to ease into it:

*Try to sleep more than usual prior to and immediately following the time change.

*Take a nap in the middle of the afternoon if you need it, but not within a few hours of your regular bedtime. Napping too close to bedtime can disrupt nighttime sleep.

*Keep a regular sleep schedule by going to bed and waking at the same time each morning, even on weekends.

*Avoid caffeine in the afternoon or evening.

*Engage in a relaxing bedtime routine, such as taking a warm bath or reading a few pages of a book.

*Create a sleep-promoting environment that is cool, quiet, dark and comfortable.

How do you get through this sleep trasition in your house?


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