Will changing the clock for daylight savings time muck up your child’s sleep?
In a word: yes.
Changing the clocks 1 hour means our body clock and clock time are no longer in sync. However there is a lot you can do to help you and your child navigate daylight savings with minimal disruption. In this daylight savings survival podcast we discuss evidence-based strategies to address the two major issues associated with fall/spring DST namely:
- TOO early morning wake up (Fall DST)
- Inability to fall asleep at bedtime (Spring DST)
- General nap woes (both)
Parents love pumpkin spice lattes, Netflix, and panicking about Daylight Savings.
DST is not panic-worthy. DST is a few bumpy days, and you’ve got more tools to navigate those bumps than you think! In our daylight savings survival podcast we specifically address the two key tools you have to ensure that daylight savings doesn’t disrupt your hard-won sleep: schedule management and light exposure.
We also talk about why I don’t yet have one of those fancy light-based alarm clocks and why I should. And why the illustrated Harry Potter books are worth all the moneys. But you probably already knew that.
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