Sleeping Beauty?

This post is going to be a bit of a rant.  And you know why? Because I’m cranky.  I hate the time change.  It doesn’t make sense.  I mean, does California even have farmers anymore that need the “extra” hour of day light? No! So please, Cali… give me my hour back.  You’re messing with my beauty sleep. Clearly, I should not have been let out of the house today.

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If you are also having trouble adjusting to the time change, here are a few tips from the Univeristy of Connecticut Health Center on “How to Cope with Daylight Savings Time”:

  • In the four days before the return to Daylight Saving Time (Sunday, March 8), try to go to sleep and awaken 15 minutes earlier each day to adjust to the time change.
  • Be cautious not to drive if drowsy on the day or two after the time change, as lost sleep contributes to drowsy driving.
  • A short nap on March 9 can help make up for less sleep, but don’t nap within a few hours of your regular bedtime in order to avoid disrupting nighttime sleep.
  • On nights after the time change, go to bed at your usual clock time (e.g., 11 p.m.). You may experience some difficulty falling asleep, because your brain has not yet adjusted. Therefore it is even more important to follow the following healthy sleep habits:
    • Create a sleep-friendly environment that is dark, cool, comfortable and quiet.
    • Have a relaxing routine before bedtime, such as soaking in a hot bath, reading for fun or listening to soothing music.
    • Avoid caffeine, nicotine and alcohol for several hours prior to bedtime, as they can disrupt sleep.
    • Get up at your usual clock time. Although you may find this a bit difficult, it will help you adjust to the time change.
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2 Responses to “Sleeping Beauty?”

  1. noelle Says:

    Have you seen this blog before?

    if not, then i hope it lightens up your day!

    http://100layercake.com/blog/

  2. alexandra Says:

    silly girl… california is HUUUUUUUGE in agriculture! my dad’s a farmer, however, i HATE HATE HATE daylight savings more than the average person too! apparently, my dad tells me it is a helpful thing for him…. but omg. i can’t handle it! hate it!

    {love your blog btw… been a silent fan for a bit now!}

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