Daylight Savings & Sleep Make an Appointment Ask a Question Search Conditions This information has been reviewed and approved by Lisa J. Meltzer, PhD (March 2013). Want to use this on your website? Fill out the content usage request form and then copy this code: 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Detector Maintenance Replace Batteries in smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors Update Smoke Detectors Replace outdated smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors Expired Medication Check and discard expired prescription and over-the-counter medicines Emergency Kits Prepare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 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.