So, here we are again! Daylight Savings Time (DST), for many of us, is happening this Sunday, March 12th and clocks will be moving forward by one hour (think, “Spring Ahead”). Even if you’re like me and don’t really get why we still have this long standing tradition of clock changes twice a year, it’s surely a sign of spring when it stays lighter a little bit longer in the evenings.
With the arrival of fall, the days have already started getting shorter, and before we know it, the dreaded time change in early November will be messing with all of our sleep schedules. For many families, especially those with young children, Daylight Savings Time (DST) is a challenging adjustment. While the purpose of DST is to make use of extra daylight to conserve energy, no one seemed at all concerned about kids’ sleep needs when they brought it into practice! However, if you follow my Top 3 Time Change Tips, you and your family will make it through well rested.
Ashley Cooley is a birth, baby and sleep specialist living in Dartmouth, NS with her husband and their three girls.