Expert says Brits should wake up 15 minutes earlier to adjust to clocks changing
The time has come for the clocks to go forward an hour this Sunday (March 26).
It means dark evenings are truly behind us as the countdown to summer is officially on.
But when the clocks go forward, it does mean we get an hour less in bed this weekend.
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Thankfully there are some things you can do to prevent the tiredness from taking over your life next week.
A health expert revealed that one hour can make a big difference with your sleep.
In fact, it can make you feel like you're jet lagged.
Health expert at Eden's Gate, Tyler Woodward 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 also revealed what time you should be going to bed and waking up this week to prevent yourself from feeling rough on Monday morning.
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Apparently, getting up 15 to 30 minutes earlier this week can allow your body to slowly adjust to the new schedule.
Other ways to adjust to the clocks going forward is by putting away mobile phones and tablets to reduce sleep interruptions.
Even going for walks with the exposure to morning sunlight helps to synchronise your internal body clock and adapt it to the new time.
Alternatively, creating a perfect sleeping environment can help you get the restful snooze.
For best-quality sleep, ensure your room is quiet, cool, dark and comfortable.
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