Springing forward seems great (yay more light) but it can really mess with your beauty sleep. To help make things easier we’ve compiled tips from around the internet to help making losing out on that hour of sleep tonight a little bit easier.
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1) Ease up on the caffeine today or if you can (ugh coffee headaches) skip it altogether. According to the folks at WebMD it takes your body up to up to 10 hours to get rid of the caffeine in your system.
2). Go for a walk today. Again the lovely folks at WebMD say moderate exercise improves your sleep.
3) Download f.lux (because we’re guilty of having our laptops on past dark). Our favorite mattress Casper gave this tip to Harper’s Bazaar saying the software reduces the blue hues and harsh light coming from your phone and laptop, which not only strains your eyes but inhibits melatonin production, the hormone responsible for sending cues that it’s time to go to bed.
4) Cool it down! It has been rumored that Oprah sleeps in a 55 degree room. But the National Sleep Foundation says thermostat should be somewhere between 60° and 67° F for your best sleep.
5) Do some relaxation exercises. The National Sleep Foundation recommends deep breathing, focusing on your breath, and other mentally soothing activities that get your mind off all the other things you need to do.
6) Check out the Sleepyti.me Bedtime Calculator. We got this one from Casper and love that it helps you find your ideal times for falling asleep so you don’t wake up during an REM cycle.
7) Just get up at your normal time. Lifehacker says sleeping in or hitting snooze is going ot make you groggier than if you just pushed through the pain of getting up the first time it went off.