Tips to Get Through Daylight Saving Time

Updated: 03/06/2013 11:36 AM KSTP.com By: Cassie Hart

This Sunday we'll spring forward and set our clocks one hour ahead for Daylight Saving Time.

If you hate the thought of losing an hour of sleep, there is a way to prepare your body for the sudden change.
    
Experts from the Cleveland Clinic recommend going to bed earlier in 15-minute increments each day leading up to the time change.
    
More exercise will also wear you down.
   
A lightbox or more natural sunlight first thing in the morning can also shift your internal clock. If you still feel some mid-day sleepiness after we "spring ahead" there are things you can do.

"Get up and take a brisk walk in the middle of the day, that will re-energize you. You can also drink some water because when you're better hydrated you have more energy. Have a healthy snack to not only help you to have more energy, but it will keep you clear-headed," said Jane Ehrman, with Cleveland Clinic.

Ehrman also recommends getting a 15 to 20 minute power nap during the day. She recommends getting it in before 3 p.m.