How to avoid the big fatigue

 As of Sunday, daylight saving time is in effect. We have to get up an hour earlier than usual. The most important tips for managing the time change without feeling too tired.
On the last weekend in March, in the night from Saturday to Sunday, the clocks are set forward by one hour, from two o'clock to three o'clock. As a result, Sunday has only 23 hours, and on Monday the alarm clock rings an hour earlier than usual so that we can be at work or school on time. It's a change that throws the sleep-wake rhythm quite out of balance.

It can take up to two weeks for the body to get used to the new time. Most people, however, manage to adjust in just a few days. Until that time, however, our blood pressure and pulse are usually still in "sleep mode" when we get up. The result: we feel tired and listless. In the evening, on the other hand, we are unable to fall asleep at the usual time. Also, there is often a loss of appetite, digestive problems, and a lack of concentration.

Time change: It's easier with these six tips

So that the changeover is not too abrupt: Get up earlier a few days before the start of daylight saving time and also bring forward lunch and dinner. Half an hour earlier is enough. This gives your body more time to adapt to the new times.

The less daylight we get, the harder it is to get out of bed in the morning - and the more the body adjusts to a late rhythm. Getting up is easier when daylight shines into the bedroom in the morning.

Use your lunch break for a walk to balance your inner clock with plenty of light. By the way, this is not only worthwhile when it's sunny: even on overcast days, we still get 16 times more light outside than indoors.

In the evening it is best to eat only light and low fat 

Avoid coffee and caffeinated drinks such as cola from late afternoon. Teas made from lemon balm, lavender, or valerian are ideal for falling asleep.

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