We have just experienced a change of season, having said goodbye to spring and entered summer. The time of year when clocks go forward, and you lose an hour in bed. Unfortunately, this can have a devastating effect on your sleeping habits.
The clocks changing can also impact on your body clock, otherwise referred to as the circadian rhythm. Controlling how your body behaves, from walking to sleeping, over a 24-hour period. However, turning the clocks forward can upset your circadian rhythm, affecting your sleep. Losing an hour’s sleep can put your body clock out of alignment. So, what can you do to get your sleeping pattern back in order, to get a good night’s rest?
Keep up with your bedtime routine. Turn in at the same time every night and get up at the same time every morning. You can also prepare yourself for the clocks going forward by altering your sleeping pattern a few days beforehand. Some recommend you rise 15 minutes earlier in the morning, to become accustomed to losing an hour’s sleep.
You should also resist the temptation to have a lay-in, as much as you may want to. It could prevent you from falling asleep at night and leave you tired and exhausted in the daytime. You may feel as if you are sleepwalking through life, or might drop off during the day, impacting your sleep pattern.
Many feel the best way of dealing with the clocks going forward is not to worry about it. Stressing about getting enough sleep may actually be keeping you awake. After all, experts say it can take up to seven days to re-establish a sleep pattern.
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