There are ways to minimize the ill effects of this congressionally mandated clock adjustment, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer.
One: as much as possible, stick to a routine.
“If you normally get up at 7 o’clock in the morning, try to get up at 7 o’clock after the time change as well,” he said.
In other words, get up at the “new” 7 o’clock, which means an extra hour of sleep that first night.
(Alas, research suggests that people fail to heed this advice. In a series of studies described in a 2013 issue of the journal Sleep Medicine Reviews, scientists found most people sleep the same amount that night, and experience a net loss of sleep during the following week.)