Where Did That Hour go? DST Starts Sunday
Some of us hate it, while others love it - Daylight Saving Time starts this Sunday morning at 2 a.m.
Once again, we'll wander through our homes, setting clocks ahead one hour and often, screwing up our sleep patterns (which get back to normal about November, when we change the clocks back an hour, screwing up our sleep patterns again).
The Child Sleep Consultants at SleepWell Baby have some "time sensitive" tips on how to prepare your kids for the time change.
They suggest you should change their afternoon nap time hours gradually, adjusting up to a half hour a day. Be aware of light and dark; make it dark when you want them to sleep. Change the bedtime gradually - about a half hour later for the first three days after the time change, then back to normal times after that. Teach the youngest kids how to read a clock at this time. And be consistent.
Hmmm, that sounds like good advice for adults too ... especially nap time!
Set your clocks AHEAD one hour when you go to bed Saturday night and you'll be on time Sunday morning, March 13!