Zeo Reveals Secrets to Getting Optimal Night’s Sleep When “Falling Back” for Daylight Saving Time

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Take Advantage of the Time Change on November 7th by Using Four Key Sleep Tips

Zeo, Inc., creator of the Zeo® Personal Sleep Coach, is furthering its commitment to promoting better quality sleep by sharing key insights to surviving the time change associated with Daylight Saving Time on November 7th. A recent study conducted by Zeo reveals that despite the extra hour of sleep time available in the Fall, people rarely take advantage of the opportunity to increase their zzz’s; rather surprisingly, sleep time remains unchanged throughout the week leading up to – and following – the time change.

Additional studies show that, despite our intuition that the extra hour of sleep would have little to no effect on our bodies, shifting the clock does require a person’s body to readjust - often for several days. By taking certain steps to prepare for the time change before it happens, you will be able to take advantage of the clock shift in order to get a quality night’s sleep and wake up feeling refreshed and energized – really cashing in on that extra hour.

“Even though we gain an hour of nighttime at the end of Daylight Saving Time in November, many people still feel tired the next morning because they aren’t actually sleeping more,” said Jason Donahue, co-founder and vice president of Zeo Brand Management, Zeo, Inc. “Through our research and experience helping people better understand their sleep patterns all year long with the Zeo Personal Sleep Coach, we have identified a few simple changes people can make ahead of time, in order to benefit from the extra hour of nighttime:

  • Take advantage of the extra hour! Rather than staying up later since you know you have an additional 60 minutes, go to bed at your usual time. This will help you recover from any lingering sleep debt.
  • Block out morning light by using black-out curtains or sleep masks.
  • If you have difficulty getting to bed earlier, try adjusting your bedtime by 15 minutes each day until you are getting the quantity – and quality – of sleep desired.
  • Expose yourself to more bright light 1.5 to 2 hours before bedtime if you find yourself becoming drowsy early in the evening.”

“In order to improve your sleep as the clock shift approaches, it is important to understand your sleep patterns during Daylight Saving, and throughout the year,” said Donahue. “The Zeo Personal Sleep Coach monitors and measures a person’s sleep, and provides you with a full summary each morning of how you slept the night before. Armed with that data, Zeo’s personalized coaching tips will allow you to work toward achieving a better, more rejuvenating night’s sleep – on November 7th, and every day.”

ABOUT ZEO PERSONAL SLEEP COACH
Zeo, the Personal Sleep Coach, is the first science-based product and educational program that allows you to track your personal sleep patterns and reveal lifestyle habits and behaviors that may be helping or hindering your sleep. Zeo then personally coaches you with proven tips and advice to help you get a better night’s sleep. For more information, visit http://www.myZeo.com.

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