(Undated) — This weekend’s “spring forward” could mean less sleep for many people across the country. Running coach Chris Heuisler says people don’t need to look at Daylight Saving Time as a negative thing.
Heuisler says his number one rule for people is to get to bed early on Saturday night. If you can go to bed just a half hour earlier than normal, Heuisler says it will help your circadian rhythm adjust to the time change. Also, don’t sleep in. Doing that is just postponing any lag you might feel from losing an hour. Instead, he urges people to get moving around. If you’re a coffee drinker, he suggests taking a walk to your local coffee shop and having a quality cup of coffee instead of trying to boost your energy with more cups of joe. If you’re a runner, Heuisler also suggests taking an easier run than normal to allow your body to adjust.
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