Tips for transitioning to Daylight Saving Time
TORONTO, March 5, 2014 /CNW/ - In the midst of a long winter of snow and
cold weather, it's reassuring to think that Spring is right around the
corner. The surest sign is the annual ritual of forwarding the clocks
to Daylight Saving Time, which happens in most parts of Canada at 2
a.m. this Sunday, March 9, 2014.
But an extra hour of light at the end of the day means losing an hour of
sleep when the clocks change. This can be especially challenging for
families with small or teenaged children when there is a schedule to
"Sleep is something many people take for granted, but it's one of the
most important things you can do for your health, your mindset and your
enjoyment of life," said Christine Magee, Co-Founder and President of
Sleep Country Canada. "Our goal is to help Canadians get a great
night's sleep. We take the time to understand our customers' sleep
challenges and needs so we can help them select the mattress, pillows
and even bedding to get the best sleep possible."
Magee and her team of Sleep Experts say the best way to "spring forward"
during daylight savings is to embrace the time change and adjust your
routine as soon as possible. Here are the top tips to manage the time
Embrace the new time. Set your clocks ahead one hour before you go to bed Saturday night.
Don't just change your bedside table clock - change them all, including
your watch and phone. The quicker you embrace the new time, the faster
Roll back bedtime. If you have younger kids, try to gradually (just a few minutes a day)
move up their bed time the week leading up to the time change, so they
will get up and go to bed at their "regular" times when the time change
arrives on Sunday.
Exercise. On Sunday, get lots of fresh air and additional exercise. It will make
you more tired so it will be easier to go to bed at your "regular"
Listen to your body. You may need to take a short nap to help your body adjust and you may
be hungry for meals a little later than usual. Try not to eat dinner
too late though, as your body needs time to digest. A big meal later in
the evening can interfere with a good night's rest, compounding the
time change issue even further.
Be patient. Just like travelling into different time zones, it will take you a few
days to adjust to a one-hour time change. This might be longer for
Stay positive. Those long summer nights are just around the corner.
Daylight Saving Coupon
To ease the transition to Daylight Saving Time, Sleep Country is
offering a $100 coupon toward any new mattress purchase of $600 or
more. The coupon can be downloaded at www.sleepcountry.ca/daylightsavingscoupon.aspx until March 9, 2014.
About Sleep Country CanadaSleep Country LP owns and operates 253 corporate-owned stores. In
Canada, Sleep Country is the largest mattress retailer with 160 stores
in twelve regional markets and 48 stores in Quebec under the
Dormez-vous banner. The company also owns Sleep America, Arizona's
largest mattress retailer with 45 stores.
For more information about the company visit www.sleepcountry.ca, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SleepCountryCanada and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/SleepCountryCan.
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SOURCE: Sleep Country
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