6 ways to sleep better despite Daylight Savings Time

Daylight Savings Time

This weekend we’ll all spring forward.

Nope, I’m not talking about some new exercise phenomena or some crazy stunt for the internet but plain old Daylight Savings Time.

Yes, it’s here again and I can practically hear the groans…

Oh, yes — that’s me.

I absolutely hate Daylight Savings Time and the lack of sleep it brings, and I’m not alone.

In fact, according to CBS News, the average American will lose 40 minutes of sleep when we set our clocks forward, which can trigger problems that last far longer than just the next day or week.

Some of the proven problems experts lay at the feet of our spring forward tradition include:

  • Grogginess
  • Depression
  • Motor skill issues
  • Appetite disruption
  • Car accidents
  • Workplace injuries
  • Heart attacks
  • Strokes

Yep, Daylight Savings Time can do far worse than make you late for work.

That’s why we’ve put together the best tips for getting good sleep despite the time change so you can make the best of it…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

By Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst is a board-certified Doctor of Chiropractic, with more than 20 years of experience. She has dedicated herself to helping others enjoy life at every age through the use of alternative medicine and natural wellness options. Dr. Schmedthorst enjoys sharing her knowledge with the alternative healthcare community, providing solutions for men and women who are ready to take control of their health the natural way.