Daylight saving time: 10 tips to make it easier
Daylight saving time begins
At 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 12, 2023, clocks in most U.S. states and Canadian provinces will leap forward one hour. Daylight saving time (DST) begins for many of us! It will end on November 5. The memory tool for your clocks is spring forward. Easy to do with clocks. Less easy – for many – with our own bodies. We hear that the number of car crashes increases with the start of daylight saving time. More people have heart attacks. Many report feeling groggy or off-kilter in the week following. Here are some tips that might help.
1. Set your morning alarm for 30 minutes earlier Sunday.
2. Eat some good breakfasts this week!
3. Get some sunlight.
4. Keep up your exercise schedule.
5. Drink extra water, and limit caffeine, alcohol and sugar.
6. Manage your stress with whatever stress-busting techniques work for you.
7. Go to sleep a few minutes earlier.
8. Sleep in complete darkness, in a not-too-warm room.
9. Get up at your usual time, no matter what the sunrise is doing.
10. Don’t think in terms of what time it really is. As your alarm goes off at 6 a.m. Monday morning, try not to think it’s really only 5 a.m. Good luck!
The inventor of DST
Bottom line: Daylight saving time in the U.S. and Canada begins March 12, 2023. Here are some suggestions for coping with the time change.