It’s that time of year again when our days stay brighter as begin to defrost from the cold winter months. One way that marks the start of the beautiful (and warmer!) Spring days is daylight savings time. This Sunday make sure to set your clocks AN HOUR AHEAD! With only a small change in time, pushing that hour ahead can make a big impact on your body. During this time of year, it is not uncommon to feel more tired than usual, almost like you can’t get caught up on sleep. No worries though, we have a few tricks and tips to help your transition to springing forward this year!
Daylight Savings Reminder
- Spring forward one hour the second Sunday in March
- Fall back one hour the first Sunday in November
Tips & Tricks for a Smooth Spring Forward
#1: Remove those pesky distractions!
This is an easy fix that can make a HUGE difference in the quality of sleep you receive! Remove all technology from the bedroom whether it be a TV, video games, iPad, laptops, etc.
#2: Turn it OFF
It may be difficult to remove those distractions, so another simple fix is turning off technology 30 minutes before bedtime.
#3: Set Limits
Limit the amount of caffeine intake after lunch. There are many other options including tea and decaff that can still give you that boost to get you through the afternoon work day!
#4: Have A Routine
Developing a “going to bed” routine can have a major impact on your ability to fall and even stay asleep at night. Waking up at the same time every morning (yes, even on the weekend) can be get
Home Safety Checklist
This time of year is always a great time to get those important items taken care of for your home that tend to get placed on the back burner throughout the winter and holiday months. Not only is spring a time for cleaning out your home, it’s also a good time to prepare for a safer home.
Replace batteries in smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors
Smoke Detector Maintenance
Replace outdated smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors
Check and discard prescriptions and over-the-counter medicines
Prepare emergency kits for home, auto, and motorcycle