It may not feel like spring is on the way. Much of the South is still shivering after one of the coldest months in recorded history.
And people in the Northeast are recovering from winter storms that battered them with record snowfall. In fact Hawaii was the only state in the U.S. that had no trace of snow Feb. 13.
But the March 14 change to daylight saving time is almost here. It’s an early sign that spring is coming before the official first day of spring, which is March 20.
The time change can cause you to lose an hour of sleep this Saturday night. Research shows that this disruption can have a lasting effect on your sleep.
One way to reduce the negative impact of the time change is to plan ahead. You can go to bed 15 or 20 minutes earlier each night for the rest of this week. This will give your body more time to adjust.
On SleepEducation.com you can learn more from the AASM about planning ahead for daylight saving time.