Yesterday, Sunday, ended the daylight saving time: As good as that may sound at first, it can make the start of the new work week more complex, for example, if you have trouble sleeping—tips for the changeover.
On October 29, the clocks were set back one hour. For some people, the end of daylight saving time means that it is suddenly already dark when they leave the office or the factory floor. In addition, the shift affects our biorhythms – fatigue, depressive moods, lack of concentration, irritability, or even loss of appetite can be the consequences, according to the Institute for Applied Work Science (ifaa).
In most cases, these symptoms disappear independently after a few days when the body has adapted to the change. But what is the best way to manage the time until then?
It depends on how we approach the issue ourselves. “Instead of getting angry about the time change, it can be helpful to ask yourself how the extra hour can be used positively for yourself,” advises Martina Frost, a psychologist at Ifaa. One idea: in the morning, there is an earlier light for jogging outside. You could take advantage of that before work.
Don’t sleep in late on Sunday
As a general rule, get outdoors. Exercise in the fresh air helps you fall asleep better in the evening. In addition, make sure you eat light food in the evening and avoid caffeinated drinks.
It can also be helpful to take a short break at lunchtime – and instead of taking a long nap, take a short power nap. That way, you’ll sleep better at night, too.
Frost also advises getting up at your usual time on Sunday – and using the time for the things that are important to you, such as your hobbies.
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