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Time you should go to sleep this week to adjust ahead of the clock changing

Time you should go to sleep this week to adjust ahead of the clock changing

With the clocks going forward later this week, you may want to adjust your sleep pattern in preparation.

This Sunday (26 March) marks the start of daylight saving time, as the clocks go forward an hour leaving those dark and gloomy evenings well and truly behind us.

For a lot of us, daylight saving time marks the countdown to summer, when the holiday season is in full swing and you are sipping a pint with your mates in the beer garden.

You are complaining 24/7 about how hot it is, but life is it a real high point.

But before I get carried away with summer plans, we still have this week to get through before the clocks do go forward.

And you know what the day is like after the clocks have changed, it is a bit of an odd one, isn't it?

While the clocks going forward means summer is getting ever closer, it does mean that we get one hour less in bed.

That one hour less in bed can take its toll.

But there is actually some things you can do to prevent the tiredness from hitting hard in the office next week.

A health expert has revealed that just one hour can make all the different, so listen up.

Speaking to The Mirror, Tyler Woodward, health expert at Eden's Gate, said: "Your sleeping pattern is controlled by your circadian rhythm, our internal 24-hour clock which regulates when it's time to wake up and go to sleep, as well as other bodily functions such as body temperature, hormone production and digestive health.

"While losing an hour might not seem like much of a difference, it can impact your energy, causing fatigue and feeling a little more sluggish, symptomatic of jet lag."

The expert then revealed what time you should be going to bed and waking up this week, as such small changes can make a massive difference.

Just going to bed 15-30 minutes earlier can make a big difference.
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"The good news is that you can curb the effects of losing one hour by going to sleep and getting up 15 to 30 minutes earlier this week to help your body gently adjust to the new schedule," Woodward said.

And if you are in search of some tips to help you get to sleep faster, a sleep expert might just have the answer.

Dr. Katherine Hall is a sleep psychologist at Happy Beds, and she says you should be rubbing the inner part of your wrist to get to sleep in a rapid time.

"If you’re struggling to drift off, try rubbing the inner part of your wrist to help soothe yourself into a slumber more quickly," she told LADbible.

"The pressure points on this part of your wrist are known as Heart 4, 5, 6 and 7, and are four acupressure points that help alleviate stress by reducing your cortisol levels (otherwise known as your stress hormones)."

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Topics: Sleep, Health, UK News