With the recent time change due to daylight savings, sleep expert Colleen Carney offers tips for a good night’s rest, as reported by CBC News.

“As adults, we think we outgrow the need for routines”, says Carney. “We actually don’t.”  The fact is, she says, we all need a routine in order to set our internal clocks every day. That’s why it’s important to pay particular attention both in the spring when we switch to daylight time and in the fall when we switch back to standard time.  And a good night’s sleep should not require effort. After all, she says, “sleep is the one thing for which too much effort can be counterproductive.”