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Replace outdated smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors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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