It's that time of year again, time to 'Fall Back' for Daylight Savings Time at 2:00 am on Sunday, November 6. CNN has come up with some ways to regroup and refresh after the time change, so that it is not so jarring on your body. Below are some of their 'Tips to Transition'.

 

  • Don't Stay up Late - you're not getting an extra hour of sleep.
  • Use the Sun - according to Dr Rosen, of the board of directors for the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), The fall time change is easier than the spring, so you should try to get as much late afternoon sun exposure as you can before switching the clocks back. We need our Vitamin D, so get it before or after work, so that you won't feel deprived.
  • Take Your Time - if you work non traditional hours, like I do, then try and take about 15 or 20 minutes extra to go to bed later leading up to the time change. It will help a little bit to be prepared, and won't have such a jarring effect when it actually happens.

 

If you are wondering just why in the heck we need Daylight Savings Time, the simplest explanation is, the time from November to March is known in the Northern hemisphere as 'Standard Time', and the rest of the year is 'Saving Time'. So, what ever your plans are for that weekend, make sure that you get to church on time by setting your clocks back one hour.