Dawn Bradley

How to prepare for the clocks going forward

Daylight saving ends in Europe in 2021, so this will be last time you go through this ‘loss of an hour’ unless you live in the UK.

As the clocks spring forward one hour at the end of this month, daylight saving can leave us feeling a bit out of sorts. In fact, studies show sleep quality drops by 10% when the clocks change, so for insomnia sufferers it can be a difficult time. Here are 3 top tips to help you to sail into summer.

  1. During the week, move your bedtime and wake time earlier by 15 to 20 minutes a day so that by Sunday you are already set for the time change rather than doing it all in one go.
    Alternatively, change it by 5 minutes a day for 12 days.
  2. Although it will be tempting to have a lie in on the day when the clocks go forward, try to stick to your usual wake up time by the clock so that your body can adjust.
    This will be easy if you’ve been adjusting your time as suggested in the first tip.
  3. Daylight helps our bodies to wake up and adjust to the new time, so get out and about as much as you can in the mornings.