The start of daylight saving time and springing forward means our unsuspecting bodies (and our four-legged friends) will be jolted awake an hour earlier. Though one hour doesn't sound like a lot of lost sleep, science shows that the time change can have a huge effect on our health and well-being.
6 tips on overcoming seasonal affective disorder: take a hot bath with epsom salts, listen to uplifting radio in the morning, use light therapy, eat fermented foods, avoid energy boosting foods from another climate, and exercise!
Our modern lifestyles may no longer be constrained by sunrise and sunset, but light remains one of the most powerful influences on our behavior and wellbeing. This realization has fuelled a “sleep hygiene” movement, whose proponents point out that bright lights before bedtime and spending the whole day in a dimly lit office can dampen the natural circadian cycle, leaving people in a continual mental twilight – dozy in the morning, and too alert to fall asleep promptly at night