Many people look forward to the clocks going back on Sunday the 27th of October. Not only to gain an extra hour in bed but also to cling onto a few more moments of daylight as we head into the darker winter months. It can, however, be difficult to transition. Sometimes it even leaves us feeling a bit jetlagged with no holiday snaps to show for it. As we are obviously big on sleep here at Snoooze World we’ve put together a guide with a few top tips on how to best adjust to the clocks going back.
HAVE A NIGHT TIME ROUTINE
These are not just for babies and children but can be very beneficial for adults as well. This doesn’t mean that you have to do the same thing every night and in the same order. It is, however, advised to make sure you slow your body down in the evenings. Maybe take a warm shower. Drink a hot drink like herbal tea or cocoa with your favourite milk. Put away your phone, tablet or laptop and don’t fall asleep with the TV on. Keep a journal by your bed or note down three things you are grateful for. This is a wonderful way to end the day. Plus it can help your mind from going into overdrive.
MAKE SURE YOU ARE COMFORTABLE AND SUPPORTED
Wherever you go to sleep make sure you are comfortable and have good head and neck support. Ensuring you sleep on a great mattress which gives your body the right level of support can make a big difference to a good night’s sleep. As can a proper pillow. Where you can’t take your mattress with you when you go away you can now bring the Snoooze Travel Pillow. A little home away from home. Feels like down and comes with a classic cotton pillowcase. If you are adjusting to the time change away from your own bed at least make sure you still sleep well. The Snoooze Travel Pillow is brilliant for long haul flights and train rides, too.
SWAP A TEMPTING NAP FOR A WALK IN NATURE
As it gets colder and darker outside it’s tempting to snuggle up and have a long daytime nap. This will make it harder to fall asleep later. Instead, try and get outside. Go for a walk in nature. Soak up some autumn sunshine. It will give you new energy and help keep your body clock in check.
Do you find it hard to adjust to the clocks changing? How do you normally cope?