Need an excuse to take a nap?

This weekend, we “spring forward” an hour. At 2 a.m. March 14, 2021 Daylight Saving Time begins.

The best recommendation is to adjust your clocks one hour ahead the night before on March 13. You may notice your digital clocks change automatically.

Catching a nap ahead of this can help counteract the groggy feeling of losing an hour of sleep.

To better adjust to the time change and avoid other effects it may cause to your mood and motor skills consider the following:

  • Exposure yourself to light as soon as you wake up. It helps reset your body’s clock.
  • Nap no longer than an hour the day before.
  • Avoid caffeine.
  • Get a good breakfast early the next morning.

Is sleep something you struggle with without a time change? Schedule a sleep evaluation today.

UofL Health offers two accredited sleep centers where patients can schedule a sleep evaluation:

  • UofL Health – UofL Physicians Sleep Center at 502-588-0480
  • UofL Health – Shelbyville Hospital Sleep Center at 502-647-4276

Patients may be referred by a doctor or request an evaluation themselves. The Sleep Center’s staff can advise whether a referral is needed for a particular insurance plan.