28 Oct Power Through Like A Pro!
Time changes are a shock to the system, whether the clock is springing forwards or back, that extra hour of daylight or darkness can affect your health! Our internal clock, our circadian rhythm uses light to tell us when to wake up, when to go to sleep and so if you fly through time zones or manually change the hour hand on the clock, it can take our bodies a while to adjust to the disruption. As time changes are a reality, here are some tips to help you power through like a pro and maintain a constant healthy level of productivity.
Keep to your sleep schedule! Everyone knows how important it is to get enough sleep, but time changes can railroad even the best in class sleepers. It maybe hard to roll out of bed whilst its still dark outside but gaining an hour doesn’t mean you should stay up an hour extra in the evening.
Avoid caffeine and alcohol before bed! Try not to be tempted by that nightcap or latte later in the evening. Research shows that alcohol interrupts REM sleep and causes you to wake frequently. Other stimulants like nicotine can also impact the best snoozing habits.
Watch when and what you eat! Gaining an hour in the day doesn’t mean you should eat dinner an hour later. Consuming most of your calories earlier in the day and avoiding eating so close to bedtime can help adopt a healthy sleep pattern. Also, consuming sleep-supporting foods which are high in melatonin (almonds and walnuts) can help combat poor sleeping.
Here comes the sun The Beatles knew it had been a long hard lonely winter! With shorter days affecting more than just sleep, don’t let less daylight impact your mental health. Depression associated with the changing seasons (SAD) can make you feel sluggish and agitated, by getting as much sunshine and fresh air as you can will help your state of mind.
Keeping active regularly is a good habit to have throughout the year although it isn’t always practical, keep in mind that some movement is better than none and any physical activity is beneficial during a time change.
Time changes may not affect you but if it does please be kind and patient and remember its only temporary.
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