It’s that time of year again where we get to leave work while the sun is still shining and save on our electricity bills. The clocks will go forward by an hour on Sunday 2nd October at 2am so that we get an extra hour of light in the evening. While daylight savings can have plenty of benefits, it can also wreak havoc with our sleep cycle. Daylight savings can have an effect similar to mild jet lag, as our internal clock is powered by melatonin which is stimulated by sunlight, meaning we often don’t quite feel ourselves for the first week or so.
Here are a few tips to help you adjust your internal body clock and ease the transition into daylight savings time:
If you follow these tips, you should be able to fully enjoy those long spring afternoons and long summer nights without losing sleep. If you’re concerned about the quality of your sleep, Dr Levi’s Sleep Clinic can help. Dr Levi is a Sleep Disorder Specialist with over 20 years’ experience in helping patients finally get a good night’s sleep. Book your consultation ($60) today.