Fall Back...Winter is here!

Fall Back...Winter is here!

Are you ready to 'fall back' with the clock change this month?

clock and autumn leaves

I'm sure it was only yesterday when the clocks went forward? Well it looks like the Winter months are upon us as its time for that dreaded clock change again. On the 30th October, the end of British summertime will be marked when the clocks go back an hour at 2.00am. This means we will be back to the usual flurry with the back-to-work Monday panic and confused body clocks. The nights may be closing in, but remember, we get to relish an extra hour in bed! So here are a few top tips of how to get yourself back into a good routine...

Clock Check...

woman switching alarm clock off

Remember, not all clocks will change automatically. Be sure to physically change your clocks on all time-telling devices:

  • Watches
  • Microwaves/ ovens
  • Alarm clocks
  • Clocks in cars
  • Wrist watches
  • Any other gadgets which have clocks on them!

Easing yourself in...

woman relaxing in bed

Start by easing yourself into the transition for several days on the week leading up to the time change, and try going to bed a little bit later each night to set your body clock an hour ahead of the usual.

Exercise...

early evening run

If you find yourself struggling to stay awake later in the evenings, try and do some exercise in the afternoon or early evening, this way you will occupy yourself an extra hour, ready to stay up until your new bedtime. It is often said that doing exercise later in the day is bad for you, however you will find this will energise you and make it easier to stay up an extra hour instead of prying your eyes open in desperation.

Get some air...

clouds and sun

Believe it or not, sunlight can help set your natural body clock, so be sure to get your daily dose of sunlight each day to help you sleep better at night.

Have a back-up...

JC alarm clocks

To avoid being late for work and coming across some technology glitches, be sure to have a backup alarm set, because we all know how easy it is forgetting to change a clock the day before, despite our best efforts. Check out our quirky alarm clocks which will be sure to wake you up with a smile.

Once you find yourself falling back into a good sleep routine, make the most of that extra hour in bed by following these sleep tips...

  • Avoid protein three hours before bed
  • Limit intake of alcohol and caffeine
  • Increase carb intake in the evening
  • Relax with a warm drink, quiet music or a bath
  • Create a restful sleeping environment with an even temperate
book in bed

So, make the most of your extra hour each day this Winter and squeeze in more of your favourite festive activities whilst snuggling down under our beautifully cosy winter collections! See the full range now over on our website...

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