Many of us look forward to when the clocks "fall back," and we get that extra hour of sleep. But even though it can be a tougher adjustment to "spring forward" (after all, that's when we lose an hour, and may have trouble getting up in the morning) experts say there are a few situations in which you can benefit from extra steps to adjust to this time change.
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You're already dealing with sleep problems:
Time changes in either direction can aggravate existing sleep issues, says William Kohler, M.D., a Florida-based sleep specialist and spokesperson for the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. So while you may be tempted to stay out late and sleep in the next day (after all, you've got that extra hour coming your way), he says this is a time of year that it's especially important to practice good sleep hygiene, and that means sticking to a routine, waking up and going to bed around the same time each day.
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