Springing forward is hard on your body. Some experts even believe our bodies never really adjust to time changes. So, how can you combat this added stress on your body?
In this article, we look at how to take the stress off your body during daylight saving time.
Why is Daylight Saving Time Hard?
Daylight Saving Time forces us to spring forward by moving our clocks ahead one hour.
This moves one hour of daylight from the morning into the evening, resulting in longer spring and summer evenings.
This sounds great because we love longer light hours to spend more time outside.
But, the reality is that we just lost an hour of precious sleep. Many of you may now even be driving to work in the dark which throws off your day.
Daylight Saving Time causes our internal clocks to lose rhythm and become out of touch with our current day-night cycle.
The good news – we can adapt.
Our best suggestion is to get in the hot tub. The night of Daylight Saving time, and for several days after, slip into your hot tub about an hour before bedtime. This helps your body fall into a more restful REM sleep so you can sleep through the night.
This way, you’ll wake up more rested the next morning.
Soaking in a hot tub before bed time is part of practicing good sleep hygiene. Sleep hygiene describes the actions you take to create a sleep-friendly environment where you fall asleep easier, stay asleep and sleep soundly.
The ritual of a hot tub soak accomplishes this.
Sleeping better is just one of the many benefits of daily hot tub soaking. If you have a hot tub, it’s a good practice to use it before bed to practice good sleep hygiene.
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