It's nearly spring, and that's great. But it also means Daylight Saving Time returns. This Sunday at 2 a.m. we spring forward, losing one hour of sleep but gaining more sunlit hours after work or school.
According to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), many people sleep an average of 40 minutes less after Daylight Saving Time returns. It's especially annoying for those who don't get the recommended seven hours of sleep.
That's why the NSF recommends you plan ahead to avoid being sleepy. Make it a lazy Sunday: sleep in and then take a nap in the afternoon for good measure. It will make getting up Monday morning much easier.
If you have trouble sleeping, the NSF suggests the following sleep tips:
Did you know? The National Sleep Foundation is celebrating Sleep Awareness Week, from March 6-13. #7daysforbettersleep