Daylight Savings and Sleep: Better Sleep and Safer Homes

Daylight Savings and Sleep Infographic: Better Sleep and Safer Homes

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Summary: Daylight Savings and Sleep: Better Sleep and Safer Homes

Daylight Savings

  • Spring forward 1 hour in the second Sunday in March.  Fall back 1 hour the first Sunday in November.
  • Daylight savings time can affect your sleep. Follow these tips to sleep better year-round:

Remove Distractions

Remove all technology from the bedroom (TV, video games, iPad, laptops, etc.)

Turn It Off

Turn off all technology 30 minutes before bed

Set Limits

Limit caffeine after lunch

Have A Routine

Develop a "going to bed" routine using relaxation and soothing activities

Be Consistent

Go to bed and wake up at the same time every day, even with the time change

 

Home Safety Checklist

Smoke Detector Maintenance

Replace Batteries in smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors

Update Smoke Detectors

Replace outdated smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors

Expired Medication

Check and discard expired prescription and over-the-counter medicines

Emergency Kits

Prepare emergency kits for home and auto

 

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