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Daylight Savings Time Adjustment Tips

Daylight Savings Time wreaks havoc among millions of Americans every spring and fall. Is the time change causing you to lose sleep? Here are a few tips for an easier adjustment.


Spring Forward!

The Consequences Show on Monday:

  • Cyberloafing. On the Monday after the time change, studies show that employees spend more time than normal surfing the web for content unrelated to their work. This results in potentially massive productivity losses.
  • Heart attacks. The number of acute myocardial infractions jumps 24 percent on the Monday after Daylight Savings Time, according to Open Heart.
  • Workplace injuries. According to an analysis of mining industry injuries, workers sustained more workplace injuries on the Monday after the time change. Also, their injuries were more severe compared with other days.



Tips to Help Your Body Adjust:

  • Stick to your schedule. Stick to consistency with your eating, social, bed and excise schedules. Exposing yourself to bright light in the morning will also help you adjust!
  • Don't take long naps. Avoiding naps is key for adjusting to the time change. Long daytime naps could make it harder for you to get a full night's sleep, disrupting your schedule. If you must take them, take them early on and for no longer than 20 minutes.
  • Avoid coffee and alcohol. Don't drink coffee, caffeinated beverages or alcohol six hours before bedtime. These all prevent you from getting quality sleep.
  • Practice good sleep habits. Slow your body down before bed and avoid heavy workouts 2 hours before bed. Also, put your phone, computer or tablet away and turn off the television. The high intensity light stimulates your brain and hinders melatonin, a hormone that triggers sleepiness.

Get some rest!

Your friends at 360 Insurance

Sources: Money Talks News, Health Essentials

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