Daylight Savings Time will officially end on Sunday—November 7th, 2021 at 2 AM! Since we are shifting our clocks back an hour we will be gaining an hour of sleep that night, but the transition for our bodies will take a bit longer than just an hour! Your body will need to adjust to the time change so that you don’t start waking up at 5:30 AM instead of your usual 6:30!
If you have children, you should begin moving their bedtimes and nap times later by an hour beginning a couple days before the change! This way you can ensure that you won’t be woken up earlier than you need to this upcoming Sunday morning! You might want to adjust mealtimes as well to accommodate for the Daylight Savings changes too! Just keep in mind that children can adjust much faster with a couple adjustments to their schedule than if you just were to let the chips fall where they may!
To help yourself with the time change, try to limit screen time leading up to your own bedtime! And since your sleeping rhythm will be disrupted during the time change you will want to keep all other sleep-preventing, or sleep-inducing things away from yourself the day before! If you need to take a nap for instance, try to keep it to 30 minutes or less—anything more can disrupt your sleeping cycle and can cause you to wake up even later than you’d want!