It is time to Spring forward this weekend (clocks go back), which means the official start of British Summer Time. Of course, this news is met with much excitement and joy, this winter, after all, has been a cold and long one!

Beauty of Winter

What is not so nice, however, is that it means we lose an hour in bed – not sure about you but I am seriously looking forward to it!

slowing down


Here are my five top tips to help you cope with the hours’ lost sleep this weekend.

Sleep in on Sunday

What are Sunday’s for if not to take a well-deserved lie in?  Make the most of your bed and spend Sunday morning relaxing in bed.  Ensure not to oversleep, however, as The Sleep Council suggests that this can impact negatively on your body clock.

Compensate on Sunday Night

As you will be losing an hour sleep on Saturday night it may be a good idea to get your head down a little earlier on Sunday to prepare you for the working week.  Monday mornings are never easy, so to treat yourself with a nice breakfast.

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Have an afternoon nap

Not going to manage an early night? Allocate time in the afternoon to have a little snooze.

Keep the light out of the bedroom

Sunlight naturally wakes you up and with the clocks going forward that light will penetrate through your curtains an hour earlier.  Ensure you have blackout curtains to keep you asleep that little while longer, come Monday morning every minute will count.

Create a good sleeping environment

Your bedroom should be a relaxing retreat, an atmosphere meant for relaxation and conducive to sleep.

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Make the most of the extra hour awake

The extra hour awake is the perfect opportunity to do something a little extra. Grab a healthy breakfast, take a bike ride, join a yoga class, swim or jog.  This is your hour to achieve something that will set you up on the right path to embracing the week ahead.

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