How daylight savings time affects our sleep


What Difference Could an Hour Make? 

When we move our clocks back one hour in the fall, it affects more than our schedule. It can throw off our body’s internal clock as well. 

While everyone adjusts to the time change in different ways, Dr. Walia has a few tips to help you through the time change. 

  • Consider an earlier bedtime (15 – 30 minutes early) 
  • Consistency is key with your routine (eating & sleeping schedule) 
  • Avoid long naps (keep to 20 minutes or under) 
  • Caffeine – avoid 4-6 hours before bedtime 


For the full article, visit Cleaveland Clinic’s website 
Harneet Walia, MD, FAASM - Baptist Health South Florida 


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