Daylight Saving Time & Sleep Make an Appointment Ask a Question Search Conditions This information has been approved by Sheila Tsai, MD (March 2021). Want to use this on your website? Fill out the content usage request form and then copy this code: Summary: Daylight Saving Time and Sleep: Better Sleep and Safer Homes Time Changes Spring forward 1 hour in the second Sunday in March, fall back 1 hour the first Sunday in November. Daylight Saving 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 30-60 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day, even with the time change Time Change Checklist Change Batteries in Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detectors Replace Outdated Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detectors Check & Discard Expired Medication Update Emergency Kits at Home & in Vehicles More Information on Sleep and your Health Sleep & Behavioral Health Sciences Pediatric Behavioral Sleep Services Sleep Disorders Proper Medication Disposal Sleep Center Find a Doctor You may use this infographic or our sleep tips poster (pdf) with permission by completing our content usage request form.