Yes, ladies and gents…it’s the time of year we loathe: turning the clock ahead one hour for daylight saving time. That’s set for 2am Sunday 3/10, and you’re not alone if you find the shift a challenge.
Experts including sleep specialist Dr. Ofer Jacobowitz say this weekend can be difficult for many people. Can you “catch up” on that missed sleep? Not exactly, but taking short naps will help.
Dr. Jacobowitz also says spending more time exposed to daylight will help you adjust to the time change because it helps adjust your awake and sleep cycle. He adds getting enough sleep is critical to having good overall health.
Personally it's going to take me almost 8 months to recover from losing that hour this weekend (November 3rd is when Pacific Standard Time kicks back in and we get that hour back)!