Daylight Savings Time adjustment tips!
It's #wellnesswednesday, and we're going to talk about this time change coming up this weekend!
If you're like me, your body is on a very specific rhythm, and any loss of hours throws you off. Like, get this: I do not use an alarm clock. I naturally wake up at the time time, every day (even on the freakin' weekends), and I can even snooze myself and wake up in 30 minutes almost to a "t". I know. I'm weird. So naturally, my body has been telling me that a time change is coming as I've been waking up earlier and earlier every day with the light adjustments.
So, how can you prevent your schedule from being thrown off, especially if you are like me? Here are some helpful tips!
1. Stick to your schedule: If I'm waking up at 6:30am every morning and then snoozing myself, once the time changes, I will naturally begin waking up between 7am and 7:30am. If I stick to my natural schedule, my body will adjust on it's own. If I force it, it'll take me much longer to adjust and I'll end up having more groggy days.
2. Don't over caffeinate to compensate: If you drink coffee or tea in the morning on a regular schedule, try not to up your intake if you're a bit tired. Too much caffeine can actually make your sleeping schedule worse, causing you to extend the amount of time it takes your body to adjust. So, drink your tea, but don't get all crazy about it. :)
3. Sleepy? Drink some water!: Being dehydrated can make those feelings of being groggy much worse! Stay hydrated and it will help make your body feel better while you adjust.
4. Scrub a dub-dub: When you take a shower, try using a scrub or exfoliating
Do you have other tips you recommend to help with the time transition? Let us know in the comments!