facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Tips to prepare for daylight saving

March 7, 2013 at 11:48 PM   |   Comments

CHICAGO, March 7 (UPI) -- A U.S. sleep expert offers tips for coping and adjusting to Sunday's time change to Daylight Saving Time when clocks jump forward an hour.

Dr. Sunita Kumar, a sleep specialist at Loyola University Medical Center near Chicago, said there are ways to make the adjustment to having lost an hour of sleep Monday morning. For example, start going to bed and getting up a few minutes earlier each day.

Kumar also suggests:

-- Don't nap on the Saturday before the time change.

-- To help reset your internal body clock, expose yourself to sunlight in the morning as early as you can. This will help advance your circadian rhythm.

-- Eat dinner earlier, back up your nighttime routine and dim the lights in the evening.

-- Try to get children to bed earlier, too.

"I know I need to do this for my kids," Kumar said.

Kumar is medical director of Loyola's Sleep Program and a fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
New data shows Melbourne is most well-rested city in the world
2
India asks Pepsi to cut down on sugar in its soft drinks
3
Daughters more likely than sons to care for elder parents
4
To breakfast or not to breakfast? That is the question...
5
Yoga guru BKS Iyengar dies at 95
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback