Posted by: Jack Henry | March 12, 2018

Editor’s Corner: Daylight Saving Time

Happy Monday! Some of you may be feeling the effects of daylight saving time. In case you’re wondering, the official spelling is daylight saving time, not daylight savings time with an “s.” However, daylight savings time has become commonly accepted, and you may see it on some calendars and in some dictionaries. The words are not capitalized and the use of a hyphen between daylight and saving depends on which style guide you follow.

If your circadian rhythm is out of whack, here are some tips on how to get your groove back.

  • Plan to get seven to eight hours of sleep. Stick with this schedule so that it becomes a routine.
  • Evaluate your bedroom and ensure it is a relaxing space. Create a relaxing bedtime ritual (take a bath, read a book, or listen to music).
  • Don’t eat before you go to bed because it stimulates your digestive system. Caffeine, alcohol, and smoking can also interrupt sleep.
  • Check your mattress. If it is seven years old, it is probably time for a new one. Also check your pillows; they lose their firmness.
  • Exercise can help you sleep better. End workouts two hours before you go to bed. Expose yourself to bright light throughout the day so that your body knows it is time to be on and alert. Taking short naps can help your body adjust to the time change.

Jackie Solano | Technical Editor | Symitar®

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