It’s that time of year when we spring forward and set our clocks ahead one hour.
This coming Sunday at 2:00 am marks the start of Daylight Saving Time.
That means we’ll lose an hour of sleep.
But there are steps we can take to prepare our bodies for the change. One local sleep expert recommends gradually adjusting the time we go to sleep leading up to Daylight Saving Time.
“Even by 10 or 15 minutes or something like that each day, the body can adjust and acclimate, versus an hour or a sudden hour change,” said Dr. Steve Kubas, a sleep specialist at Mayo Clinic Health System Austin.
Another tip for adjusting to Daylight Saving Time: try to get exposure to strong sunlight the morning of the change.