Though the extra hour of sleep on the night of time change might feel like a dream come true, it’s very difficult for the mind and body to adjust to the change. Evening and morning seem to come quicker. You’re tired long before bedtime. These tips will help you get better rest at Flats on D so that time change doesn’t have to disrupt your life and your sleep.
Keep a Schedule
It might sound silly that you, a grown adult, need to stick to a set sleep schedule. But, if you really want to get great rest every night, you’re going to need one. Go to bed and wake up at the same time every day, even on weekends. Adjust that time to fit time change – you can ease into if you want – but be strict about it. Do everything you can to try and sleep at your new bedtime. Don’t stay up later just because you have an “extra” hour. Your best rest at Flats on D is going to require a sleep schedule. Accept it and stick to it.
Take a Nap
Maybe your sleep schedule didn’t go how you wanted it to, and you just could not fall asleep last night. Now you’re sluggish and sleep deprived. Don’t try to power through so that you’ll want to go to bed earlier. Instead, take a nap. It’s okay. It’s encouraged. Lay down in the afternoon and sleep for 30 minutes or less. This will give you the energy you need to finish your day and will help you get your body used to its new schedule.
Be Mindful of Caffeine
Need a cup of coffee to jumpstart your morning? There’s nothing wrong with that. Just be careful. It’s best to avoid any caffeine after lunch time as the affects can last for hours. In fact, studies have shown that drinking caffeine six hours before bed and cause you to lose a full hour of sleep! Though you should always be mindful of this, it’s extra important to be mindful of your caffeine consumption while you’re adjusting to time change. Otherwise, you can say goodbye to getting a good rest at Flats on D.
Remember that time change is an adjustment for the mind and the body. You might feel a little bit off for a while. The important thing is to make sure you’re doing all you can to help yourself get back on track. With these tips, rest at Flats on D will come easily.
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