5 ways to prepare your body for time change

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5 ways to prepare your body for time change

The extra hours of daylight may have the birds chirping, but that doesn’t mean you are.

With this weekend’s time change, your brain knows it’s lost an hour, but your body doesn’t.

And that’s  why you may hit the snooze button more than usual come Monday morning.

Here are 5 tips on how to ease into the time change:

  • Get some exercise midday and try to avoid exercise too late in the day.
  • Avoid a lot of caffeine and alcohol before going to bed.
  • Don’t eat a heavy meal right before bedtime.
  • The Cleveland Clinic suggests prepping a few days early by going to bed 15 to 30 minutes earlier than usual.
  • Unplug – put away phones, iPads and computers to help your brain shut off.

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