Did you know that changing the clocks forward one hour each spring results in an increased risk of heart attack and an increased number of traffic accidents on the following Monday?
Start waking and going to bed 15 minutes earlier each day for the days preceding the time change (Sunday).
Thursday: 6:15 alarm
Friday: 6:00 alarm
Saturday: 5:45 alarm
Sunday: 6:30 alarm (feels like 5:30)
Catch a sunbeam.
While it seems counterintuitive, early morning sunlight helps you sleep at night because sunlight helps regulate your biological clock and keep it on track. Getting sun in the morning will also help you if you are a night owl trying to shift your sleep cycle to earlier hours.
These guidelines are good to follow at any time to promote good sleep hygiene, but especially when your sleep schedule is going to be challenged unavoidably. Stimulants and depressants disrupt your body's internal clock. Enjoy other beverages like herbal tea and good old-fashioned water.