Daylight Saving Time – Spring Forward
Don’t forget to adjust your clocks by one hour ahead for Daylight Saving Time.
Benjamin Franklin implemented Daylight Saving Time in order to maximize natural light availability during an era in which artificial light sources (candles) were less available.
The Daylight Saving Time effect is similar to flight travel across time zones.
Some people have more difficulty adjusting to time changes than others. Generally, it takes about a day to accommodate to the new day/night schedule.
Use this weekend to adjust to the new schedule:
- Get morning bright light to reset your internal time clock. Go outside and get some fresh air and morning sunlight.
- During the evening, try to avoid bright light.
- Follow good Sleep Hygiene practices
Know your limitations. If you are sleepy, don’t drive.
Latest posts by Physician Reviewed M.D. (see all)
- Ask The Sleep Doctor: Sleep Apnea in Child, Depression and Sleep, MVA and OSA, Morphine & Sleep - September 2, 2018
- Ask The Sleep Doctor: What about 6 Hours of Sleep? Depression and Sleep Apnea? Traveling with CPAP? - August 28, 2018
- Ask The Sleep Doctor – Sleep Apnea and ischemic optic neuropathy - August 2, 2018