Can't sleep after time change?

As the clocks are set to go forward one hour, you may be concerned about how this will affect our sleep. However, there are a few steps, as recommended by Sleep Experts, you can take to prepare and minimise the impact on your sleep and overall well-being and to ensure you will sleep after the time change.

  • Firstly, start by gradually adjusting your sleep schedule a few days before the time change. Begin by going to bed 15-30 minutes earlier than usual, and waking up a bit earlier each day until you have adjusted to the new time.
  • Next, ensure your sleep environment is conducive to quality sleep. Invest in comfortable bed linen, such as natural fabrics like cotton or linen, to promote a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. Create a sleep-conducive environment by reducing noise and light in your bedroom, and keeping the temperature cool.
  • It's also essential to practice good sleep hygiene. Stick to a consistent sleep schedule, avoid screen time before bed, and establish a relaxing bedtime routine to help your body wind down before sleep.
  • Lastly, prioritise your well-being in the days leading up to and after the time change. Manage your stress levels, eat a healthy diet, and stay active to support your overall health and sleep.

Remember, adjusting to the time change may take some time, so be patient with yourself. By following these tips and taking care of your sleep and well-being, you can minimise the impact of the clock change and ensure a good night's sleep.

Wishing you a great nights sleep!

Zelia Madigan

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