Daylight Saving Time: How to conquer the time change

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You're going to lose an hour to Daylight Saving Time this weekend.

Daylight Saving begins 2:00 a.m. Sunday. Turn your clocks forward to update the time. Cell phones and other smart technology will automatically adjust.

For most people, waking up to an earlier alarm is difficult because the body isn’t synchronized, according to Dr. Alon Avidan of UCLA’s Sleep Disorder Center.

“During the first week you’ll feel sleepier,” he said. “It’s hard to make the adjustment.”

He shared these common sense tips for making it a bit easier.

  • Don’t drink caffeine and alcohol before going to bed.
  • Avoid looking at a screen 2 hours before sleeping.
  • Get 15 minutes of sunlight each day this week.
  • Next year get a head start: Wake up 15 minutes earlier each day to progressively reach your preferred time
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