Even though we all have cell phones that will automatically change with Daylight Savings Time, it's always a good idea to get a heads up for the transition. I don't know about you, but 'Fall Back' always seems to be much harder on me that 'Spring Forward'. Maybe it's because it's now dark when I get off work.

CNN has some great tips for transitioning to the 'new' schedule.

  • Don't Stay up Late - you're not getting an extra hour of sleep.
  • Use the Sun - according to Dr Rosen, of the board of directors for the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), The fall time change is easier than the spring, so you should try to get as much late afternoon sun exposure as you can before switching the clocks back. We need our Vitamin D, so get it before or after work, so that you won't feel deprived.
  • Take Your Time - if you work non traditional hours, like I do, then try and take about 15 or 20 minutes extra to go to bed later leading up to the time change. It will help a little bit to be prepared, and won't have such a jarring effect when it actually happens.

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