How you can comfortably adapt
If you’re already sleep deprived, or have had a difficult time in the past adjusting to this hour loss of sleep, Carney recommends a simple trick: Four days ahead of the time change, start shifting your bedtime by going to sleep 15 minutes earlier each night and getting up in the morning 15 minutes earlier. “By the time the fourth day rolls around, your body is already matching the new clock,” she says. Experiencing the hour-long change in one go is more difficult and your body will feel it. By making this small 15-minute change each day, the effects will be barely noticeable. Instead of blaming the time swap for a lack of focus, or a drowsy workday, you’ll be tiptoeing through spring tulips, celebrating the joys of the extra hour of daylight.