MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- We'll all be "Fall"-ing back this weekend. You can get ready for it now.
Changing the clocks back at the end of Daylight Saving Time can throw your body for a loop, but there are ways to help you ease into that one-hour change.
Dr. Praveen Rudraraju at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco has five tips to help adjust to the end of Daylight Saving Time.
- Try to change one of the clocks on Friday and start following that clock to eat meals, sleep and wake according to that clock. When Monday comes, you will be better adjusted.
- Exercise early in the day not too close to the bedtime.
- Give ample time to digest your dinner before you go to bed.
- Try to spend time outside during the daytime if weather permits, Dim the lights in the evening, so that your body understands that it’s time to wind down.
- Try to avoid afternoon naps. If needed, only a short nap is recommended (20 minutes).
Learn more about the health benefits of good, quality sleep at the Northern Westchester Hospital blog.