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Spring Forward - Recharge Your Energy During the Change in Season with 4 Simple Tips

Does springing forward ever leave you feeling, well, a little behind the times? This year, leap into spring feeling recharged and ready instead of groggy. There are a few things you can do to lessen the time change’s impact on your body’s natural rhythms. Here’s how:

  1. Having a consistent bedtime routine helps signal to your body that it’s time to prepare for sleep and is a great way to reduce sleep disruptors like anxiety and stress. Reading, meditation, listening to calming music, and dimming the lights can help your brain and body slow down so your mind isn’t racing when it hits the pillow.  
  2. Our bodies are composed of about 75% water, so staying hydrated is vital to essential to feeling our best and getting quality sleep. Dehydration can cause fatigue, headaches, muscle cramps, constipation, and poor focus. Drinking plenty of water and getting proper nutrition can make a world of difference for how you feel during each part of your day - from morning to night! Start your day with a glass of water before coffee or breakfast, a hydrating coconut and collagen smoothie, and stick to mostly whole foods naturally high in water content like clean green smoothies, protein hummus and veggie sticks, and overnight protein oats topped with plump berries.
  3. Exercising really does help you sleep better. Even if you only have time for a ten minute walk or a four minute workout, incorporating more movement into your daily routine can improve sleep and reduce anxiety and stress. High intensity workouts can be pretty stimulating so try to give yourself a couple hours between the gym and bed or try a nighttime workout that promotes quality sleep.
  4. Research shows powering down electronics to reduce exposure to brightly lit screens before bed can help you get to sleep sooner. Bright light is disruptive to sleep patterns due to overstimulation of the eyes and brain, interfering with the brain’s production of melatonin, our body’s natural sleep aid. Making sure you turn off all electronics at least an hour or two before bed and taking that time to prepare for a good night’s sleep instead can go a long way in reducing anxiety, stress, and help decrease insomnia and restlessness.

All of these tips can help you sleep better year-round and break habits that affect quality sleep, giving you the energy you need to tackle each day. Preparing for Daylight Saving Time this spring is a perfect opportunity to start getting the rest that puts a bounce in your step!

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