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Daylight Saving Time & Sleep

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Summary: Daylight Saving Time and Sleep: Better Sleep and Safer Homes

Time Changes

  • Spring forward 1 hour in the second Sunday in March, fall back 1 hour the first Sunday in November.

  • Daylight Saving Time can affect your sleep.


Follow these tips to sleep better year-round:

Remove Distractions

Remove all technology from the bedroom (TV, video games, iPad, laptops, etc.)

Turn It Off

Turn off all technology 30-60 minutes before bed

Set Limits

Limit caffeine after lunch

Have A Routine

Develop a "going to bed" routine using relaxation and soothing activities

Be Consistent

Go to bed and wake up at the same time every day, even with the time change

Time Change Checklist

  • Change Batteries in Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detectors

  • Replace Outdated Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detectors

  • Check & Discard Expired Medication

  • Update Emergency Kits at Home & in Vehicles


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