It’s nearly the most wonderful time of the year. No, not Christmas, but that magical moment when we get an extra hour to our day. Although, while most of us are thinking how great it’ll be to catch up on those precious zzzs this weekend, we wouldn’t be sleep experts if we didn’t warn you that it’s actually really easy to mess up your sleeping pattern with that extra hour, if you’re not careful. But we’re not here to ruin the party. Instead, we’ve gone digging through the Twittersphere for pearls of wisdom from last year, so we can avoid making the same clangers as these guys...
Spring *forward*, fall *back*
If you don’t have a smartphone that changes the time automatically, remember to turn the clocks back one hour. Doing the opposite will make you really, really, really grumpy on Sunday morning.
Do it the night before
The last thing you want is to waste that precious bonus hour looking for clocks to change. Plan ahead and switch over all your clocks on Saturday night at bedtime if you want to enjoy that extra time in dreamland.
If you’re the proud owner of a new pet, congratulations! Funny thing about animals though: they can’t tell the time. When they’re hungry, they’re hungry. Don’t expect a lie-in...
Getting an extra hour also means that Sunday evening will get dark earlier. That could mess with your sleep pattern and, as a result, how rested you feel on Monday morning. Our social team found that more people tweet with the words ‘tired’ or ‘sleepy’ the Monday after a time change. Coincidence? We think not 🤔
If you did the ingenious thing of not changing your clocks six months ago, watch out. While you saved yourself some time by just adding an hour in your mind, you may find yourself getting the time wrong on Saturday because you’re so used to adding that extra hour automatically. Hmm, actually, you’ll just end up with another extra hour of sleep. Maybe that’s not such a bad thing.
We don’t know about you, but we’ll be spending our extra hour stretched out on the perfect combination of memory foam and pocket springs - our Simba Hybrid® Mattress. If you fancy doing the same, head to simbasleep.com.
P.S. She might be onto something here: