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This Sunday is Daylight Savings Time. Every year my newsfeed floods with friends and the dread of kids losing that extra hour of sleep. No parent wants to lose sleep, because come on, most of us are probably running on very little sleep as it is.
Sleep Number recently took a new sleep survey and put together some tips to help you get through this weekend without feeling like you lost any sleep. Rather, you may even feel more rested! I’ve added a few of my own tips as well.
Start a day early
Screen Free Zone
Survey results indicate that people who use devices in bed are more likely to feel they don’t get enough sleep (51 percent). 66% of respondents bringing devices to bed are from the Western US.
You’ve heard it before, I’ll repeat it again. Keep the screens out of the bedroom. Screens have a tendency to keep us awake, for me mostly because it draws me in – ooo facebook, hey another Instagram like, I wonder what I need to work on tomorrow…. You know how it goes.
Make a bed on the floor
15 More Minutes
Over half – 54% – of survey respondents report they are not getting enough sleep to be at their best.
Sleep Number suggests adding a mere 15 minutes into your sleep schedule. Baby steps I’ve learned are the key to long term success. Add 15 minutes, and start feeling more rested.
58% of survey respondents wish they knew more about how to improve the quality of their sleep, yet only 16% actually monitor their sleep habits. Also, women are more likely to monitor their sleep then men.
I am bad at this. I really don’t monitor my sleep at all. The harder it has been getting with the kids, though, I’ve been thinking more about just what kind of sleep I’m getting. Sleep Number’s Sleep IQ technology offers a simple solution to those who want to know better sleep.
6 thoughts on “Daylight Savings Time Sleep Tips”
Really I want to thank Adelina for such amazing posting! Actually I was looking for some ideas to adjust sleeping time for my kids. They usually sleeps early and wakes up as well. So I like the making bed at floor idea pretty much. Looking forward to follow here provided daylight saving time sleep tips.
Those are great tips. I like the one about 15 minutes to your sleep schedule. That’s so helpful.
Nice advise! I think the preparing breakfast part is a great idea. It always helps me get up when I have something to look forward to! We’ve been doing smoothies in our house!
Working from home and having a kiddo whos a bit older is making me not dread the time change this year. But you definitely have some great tips though, I have been trying to prep my morning the night before, especially having my coffee in the french press ready for the hot water!!
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Turning our clock one hour ahead every spring isn’t easy, specially for kiddos its difficult. Room darkening can help in the fall too, since it lessens the odds of early morning sun waking my child before I want him to get up.,
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Great article! Very informative and helpful. Thanks