Here are three ways to reduce the effects of the time change on you (and your family)

When we "fall back," many of us think we gain an extra hour of sleep; but remember, Monday is only one day away and getting up an hour earlier makes a difference to our energy and health

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1. Use herbals to relax and reset your body

Natural remedies are especially helpful during time changes. Calming the body, mind and nervous system with herbal natural health products and essential oils will support you. Here are a few recommendations:

  • Calming teas, including chamomile to slow your body
  • Natural health products, including VITALITY Relax+ with cramp bark to release muscle tension while calming the mind and nervous system to fall into a deep, restful sleep
  • Essential oils, including lavender to calm the nervous system and help you feel more relaxed before bed


2. Use the time change to find time for you

Shut off electronics, including the TV and your phone, and take the time to breathe deep, rub lotion into your hands and feet to release stress and support restoration of your body and mind. The change of season and time is a good reminder for each of us to slow down and listen to our bodies and make adjustments to restore our health and energy.


3. Don’t wait until the last minute to adjust the clock

It's too late for this year, but next year, slowly adjust your bedtime and alarm by 10 to 15 minutes each day before the time change. The slow adjustment versus a full hour at once, make the transition easier. This is especially helpful for people with young families. By going to bed 10 to 15 minutes earlier each night and waking up 10 minutes earlier in the morning, you will slowly shift the time change and reduce tired mornings and days in the weeks ahead.