Don’t lose sleep over the time change

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – Sleep experts say Americans aren’t getting an adequate amount of sleep, which is not healthy.

As Daylight Saving Time begins and clocks spring forward on Sunday, everyone will lose an hour of sleep.

Most adults can handle it, but kids will have a tougher time, especially when Monday morning rolls around and it’s time to wake up for school.

“They may have even more difficulty waking up in the morning because of their natural circadian rhythm, and so you may need to put some extra oomph into your schedule to try to get them ready,” suggests Dr. Susan Harding.

Harding suggests laying your children’s clothes out and making their lunches at night in order to make things easier.

Making sure those tasks are completed the night before means parents will have less to worry about when they’re rushing around to get their children out the door and on their way to school in the morning.

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