Daylight savings time is coming up, so you are going to want to be prepared. I usually don’t mind daylight savings time, but when we have to change our clocks a head, it can get difficult, especially with children. Having to get back on your schedule can be very difficult when the time is changing.
According to new national sleep survey from Sleep Number, over half (54 percent) of the respondents don’t feel they are getting enough sleep to be at their best. Do you feel like you get enough sleep? I never feel like I’m getting enough sleep and with daylight savings time it’s going to be worse.
Survey results indicate that people who use devices in bed are more likely to feel they don’t get enough sleep (51 percent). I normally watch Netflix before going to bed. This means for daylight savings time I’ll have to make sure not to watch anything an hour before I go to bed. I’m usually on the computer working right til I go to bed as well. I’ll have to make sure I shut down my computer an hour before bed as well. That way I’ll get a good nights rest. Are you from the Western region? I’m actually from Western Wisconsin. People in the Western region of the U.S. are the biggest tech-in-bed offenders, with 66 percent of respondents bringing devices to bed. Make sure you turn those off before going to bed during daylight savings time!
Fifty-eight percent of people wish they knew more about how to improve the quality of their sleep, yet only 16 percent actually monitor their sleep (versus 41 percent who track exercise and 43 percent who track diet). And, women are more likely to focus on improving their sleep compared to men.
You can check out more Sleep Number Tips on their website. Daylight savings time is March 8th, so make sure to check out all these tips so you can get a great nights rest. I plan to do a lot of the tips they showed. Going to bed 15 minutes earlier and getting up 15 minutes earlier is one of them I’m going to do. I want to make sure my whole family is getting all the sleep they need so they can wake up feeling great.
What are some of the ways you prepare yourself for daylight savings time?
Disclosure: I’m working with Sleep Number on this post. I was compensated for this post. All opinions are 100% my own and may differ from yours.