MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Are you ready for an hour of extra sleep? We’re now less than two weeks away from the end of Daylight Saving Time.
It means setting those clocks back one hour the morning of Nov. 3. Sleep experts said although it’s easier to gain an hour than lose an hour, the time change still affects our circadian rhythm.
Doctors recommend modifying your schedule about a week before the change so you’re ready when it comes. So this weekend, set your clocks an hour behind and try to ease into the new sleep pattern.
Health officials said drinking lots of water also helps the body adjust. After the change, stay active and try something relaxing a few hours before bedtime.
And if you are taking medication, begin to take it a little earlier, especially if the medicine affects your sleeping habits.