Reset Your Sleep Pattern Ahead of Daylight Saving Time

As most of the United States returns to Daylight Saving Time (DST) on Sunday, March 12, we spring forward and advance our clocks one hour. For the one in three American adults who are already sleep deprived, losing an additional hour of sleep over the coming weekend can have a damaging effect on their sleep patterns. Daylight Saving Time is a great opportunity for us to examine our current sleep habits and patterns to see where we can improve, says Nancy Rothstein, The Sleep Ambassador ® and Director of CIRCADIAN Corporate Sleep Programs. “Our bodies have a 24-hour natural cycle or circadian rhythm, so when we shift the clock and ‘lose’ an hour of precious sleep, it can be a jolt to our system. The impact of the change can vary depending on your personal health, sleep habits and your lifestyle.”

Key Points:

  • 1For the one in three American adults who are already sleep deprived, losing an additional hour of sleep from Daylight Savings can further damage their sleep patterns.
  • 2To help your body adjust, try easing into the change gradually by going to bed and waking up 10-15 minutes earlier in the nights preceding the start of DST.
  • 3Avoid alcohol or caffeine close to bedtime, preferably at least four hours for alcohol and six for caffeine.


For the one in three American adults who are already sleep deprived, losing an additional hour of sleep over the coming weekend can have a damaging effect on their sleep patterns.

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