Daily Health Headlines

It's Back to Standard Time This Weekend

👤by HealthDay 0 comments 🕔Monday, November 2nd, 2015

FRIDAY, Oct. 30 (HealthDay News) -- When the clocks slide back an hour this Sunday, some people may have trouble adjusting to the change.

Those most likely to struggle with the switch to standard time are so-called morning types, who tend to wake early in the morning and are sleepy early in the evening, experts say.

But for night owls, this weekend can be a boon.

"Every fall, when we set our clocks back, people with late sleep schedules have an opportunity to make their bedtimes one hour earlier," said Saul Rothenberg, a behavioral sleep psychologist at the North Shore-LIJ Sleep Disorders Center in Great Neck, N.Y.

"For those of you who like your usual bedtime, but have difficulty falling asleep, [standard time] will make it easier for you to fall asleep, if you stick to your usual bedtime after we set the clocks back," Rothenberg added.

The National Sleep Foundation offers some tips to help you adjust to the time change:

If you want to enjoy an extra hour of sleep, go to bed at your regular time on Saturday night, and wake up at your regular time on Sunday morning. Give your body three to four days to adjust to the new time schedule. Keep your bedroom as dark as possible and reduce the amount of light that will enter your room when sunrise occurs an hour earlier. Reduce or avoid consumption of alcohol, nicotine and caffeine, all of which can make it more difficult for your body's internal clock to adjust to the time change.

Rothenberg noted that the time change isn't as dramatic as some might think.

"Remember that switching to [standard time] is like flying from New York to Chicago, not usually a difficult transition for most people," he said. "The less you worry about it or think about it, the faster you will adjust."

-- HealthDay Staff

Article Credits / Source


HealthDay provides up to the minute breaking health news. Click here to view this full article from HealthDay.

SOURCES: Saul Rothenberg, Ph.D., behavioral sleep psychologist, North Shore-LIJ Sleep Disorders Center, Great Neck, N.Y.; National Sleep Foundation

View More Articles From HealthDay 🌎View Article Website

Sponsored Product

Lunar Sleep for $1.95

Lunar Sleep for $1.95

People who have trouble sleeping typically have low levels of melatonin, so melatonin supplements seem like a logical fix for insomnia. There is a high demand for sleep aids, especially in the U.S. The National Health Interview Survey done in 2002, and again in 2007, found 1.6 million US adults were using complementary and alternative sleep aids for insomnia. Lunar Sleep was a top choice. Use Promo Code: Sleep2014 and only pay $1.95 S&H.

Get Lunar Sleep for $1.95

More Sleep Articles

Health Tip: Getting Enough Sleep?

Health Tip: Getting Enough Sleep?0

(HealthDay News) -- Insufficient sleep is a big problem in today's hustle-and-bustle world, even for children. Here are red flags of too little sleep, courtesy of the National Sleep Foundation: Dragging oneself more than 15 minutes after ...

Sugary, Caffeinated Drinks Could Cost You Sleep

Sugary, Caffeinated Drinks Could Cost You Sleep0

THURSDAY, Nov. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who get little sleep are likely to drink significantly more sugar-sweetened and caffeinated beverages, a new study finds. The findings suggest that improving sleep could help reduce people's ...

Smartphones May Hinder a Good Night's Sleep

Smartphones May Hinder a Good Night's Sleep0

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If you're in need of a good night's sleep, it might be wise to give your smartphone a rest from time to time. New research suggests that the light from smartphones, especially before bedtime, may ...

Health Tip: When Sleep is Interrupted

Health Tip: When Sleep is Interrupted0

(HealthDay News) -- Babies and young children wake frequently, destroying parents' quest for a restful night's sleep. Here's what the National Sleep Foundation advises for weary parents: Split child care into shifts. Let one parent take the ...

Health Tip: Safer Sleep for Baby

Health Tip: Safer Sleep for Baby0

(HealthDay News) -- Exactly what do worried parents need to do to keep baby safer while the infant is asleep? The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends: Always put baby to sleep on the back, until baby turns a year old. If baby rolls ...

View More Sleep Articles


Write a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Our Mailing List

Subscribe to our mailing list to get the latest health news as it breaks!

Your information will not be shared with anyone!