1. Prepare for the change: In the fall, you gain an hour of sleep, which means you can get away with staying up an hour later. If staying up late is difficult for you, try staying up a little later each night leading up to the time change.
  2. Rethink your nightly routine: Daylight Saving Time is the perfect occasion to reset your nighttime routine. For starters: Limit your caffeine and alcohol intake and don’t exercise too close to bedtime.1 This will help you fall asleep more easily.
  3. Soak up the sunlight: Fall marks the beginning of shorter and darker days, so be sure to get plenty of light in the morning and throughout the day to keep your circadian rhythm and sleep schedule on track.1
  4. Get your pets on your schedule: Your pet’s internal clock will be just as out of sync as yours. So rather than get upset when your furry friend wakes you up early, ease your pet into the time change the same way you’re getting yourself ready.