Story by: Norton Children’s on March 6, 2020
We all know the drill — twice a year we change our clocks to account for daylight saving time. Daylight time starts this Sunday, March 8, when we will “spring forward” by one hour. (Remember to set your clocks forward on Saturday night.)
Whether you like the idea of longer days with more sunlight or dread having to update your microwave clock again, one thing is sure — when we spring forward, we lose sleep.
For most adults, losing an hour of sleep is not hugely disruptive. For kids, however, that lost hour can disrupt attention span, appetite and overall mood.
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Tips to prevent falling back on sleep when you spring forward:
Remember: School-age kids need nine to 11 hours of sleep per night. Be a role model and stick to a routine that will help the whole family get their zzz’s and wake up refreshed and ready for the new, longer day!