Springing Forward: How to deal with losing an hour of sleep

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(CBS) – We move the clocks forward one hour on Sunday, March 8 for the start of daylight saving time. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine offers some tips on how to deal with losing an hour of sleep.

Sunday at 2 a.m. we move our clocks forward one hour for the start of Daylight Saving Time. 55% of Americans surveyed by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine say they feel tired after losing an hour of sleep.

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine is offering these tips:

  • Get at least seven hours of sleep a night before and after the time change to minimize adverse effects.
  • Head outside Sunday morning – the sunlight will help regulate your internal clock
  • For at least seven days after the time change, be careful when performing activities that require maximum alertness.

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