Well, it’s “spring ahead” time again, which means you’ve set the clocks ahead and probably aren’t looking forward to losing that extra hour of sleep. I don’t love daylight savings in general, I think it can wreak havoc on sleep schedules for both children and adults. In fact, there is actually an 8% increase in traffic accidents the day after daylight savings, which just goes to show that it’s hard on people. We are already a sleep-deprived nation, so losing that extra hour only makes it worse (and more dangerous). HOWEVER, I do get that it’s a fact of life, at least for now, so we just need to be creative with how we handle it.
Well, I’m taking a different approach this year. I tried this with my Early Riser last year and it worked like a charm!
So, what is this magic I speak of? What do you need to do? NOT MUCH! That’s right, if you have an early riser, this will often do the trick… at least until “fall back” comes around again. For example, if you child normally goes to bed at 7pm and wakes around 6am, check this out!