Daylight Savings Time is Playing Havoc with My Sleep

@BelleStarr (39652)
United States
March 14, 2017 9:34am CST
I don't know about you, but the time change always throws me off. Sunday and Monday I slept way later than usual, I got up at 9:30 yesterday. I also have trouble going to sleep. I was awake until 2 a.m. last night. I will be very glad when my body adjusts to the new time. I am feeling rather hung over today. My husband the comedian asked me if it was the one beer he had at dinner last night and does that mean he has to give up drinking!! lol If I was feeling better, I would be laughing lol
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@paigea (22484)
• Canada
14 Mar 17
luckily it doesn't bother me. And I love this extra daylight in the evening!
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@BelleStarr (39652)
• United States
15 Mar 17
I do enjoy the extra daylight, it was still light at 8 pm last night, truly wonderful.
@paigea (22484)
• Canada
15 Mar 17
@BelleStarr That is wpnderful. So bright and sunny after work!
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• United States
14 Mar 17
It has not messed up my sleep, but eating times. Now I'm not hungry when we normally eat since it's an hour before....I guess my tummy will catch up eventually
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@BelleStarr (39652)
• United States
14 Mar 17
lol we never eat at specific times so I would not even notice that but the sleep is killing me lol
• United States
14 Mar 17
@BelleStarr Give it a few more days it should level out.
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@dodo19 (33612)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
14 Mar 17
It's not always easy for sure. Hopefully, you're able to adjust to it soon.
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@BelleStarr (39652)
• United States
16 Mar 17
I am hopeful but nothing is happening yet.
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@dodo19 (33612)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
16 Mar 17
@BelleStarr Hopefully it will happen soon.
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@Tampa_girl7 (26198)
• United States
14 Mar 17
It takes me awhile to adjust too.
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@BelleStarr (39652)
• United States
15 Mar 17
I am still off but it seems to be improving
@shshiju (10567)
• Cochin, India
14 Mar 17
It is hard to adjust the sudden time changes schedules. Glad that you soon adjust to the new atmosphere.
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@BelleStarr (39652)
• United States
16 Mar 17
I am working on it but have not succeeded yet lol
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@shshiju (10567)
• Cochin, India
16 Mar 17
@BelleStarr How you feel it ? Is it like a day dream?
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@BelleStarr (39652)
• United States
17 Mar 17
@shshiju No I am just tired all the time.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
14 Mar 17
We have not changed our clocks yet, it is scheduled for 26th March.
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@BelleStarr (39652)
• United States
14 Mar 17
That's right I remember that, we moved ours earlier a couple of years ago.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
14 Mar 17
@BelleStarr What confuses me is why you call it Daylight Saving Time. It cannot affect the amount of daylight per day.
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@BelleStarr (39652)
• United States
15 Mar 17
@Asylum I haven't a clue where the name comes from but it certainly is more useful daylight!!
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@epiffanie (10404)
• Australia
16 Mar 17
Yes it disturbs our sleep too ...
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@BelleStarr (39652)
• United States
17 Mar 17
I only got 5.5 hours last night and I am tired today but I have things to do.
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@epiffanie (10404)
• Australia
18 Mar 17
@BelleStarr that's my average hours of sleep every night ..
@tom_view (4174)
• Kolkata, India
15 Mar 17
i also have a long sleep
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@BelleStarr (39652)
• United States
16 Mar 17
It is hard to recover that missed hour.
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@tom_view (4174)
• Kolkata, India
16 Mar 17
@BelleStarr that is good..
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@dramagirl26 (3334)
• Ringgold, Virginia
15 Mar 17
It usually takes me a few days to get adjusted to the time change. Sometimes it affects my sleep, other times it doesn't.
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@BelleStarr (39652)
• United States
16 Mar 17
This time I am just tired all the time, I sleep late and want to go to bed early but then can't sleep for several hours. It is getting old fast I can tell you lol
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• Ringgold, Virginia
16 Mar 17
@BelleStarr It can be fruinot being able to sleep. Give it time and you'll get back to your sleeping schedule.
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@Nawsheen (22958)
• Mauritius
14 Mar 17
Changing times do affect sleeping patterns. You can try to listen to some music. They may help
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@BelleStarr (39652)
• United States
14 Mar 17
Music does not put me to sleep but thank you for the suggestion.
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@Nawsheen (22958)
• Mauritius
15 Mar 17
@BelleStarr oh how i wished they could have helped you. I often listen to sleep inducing mudic on youtube. I suffer from insomnia
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@Juliaacv (33280)
• Canada
14 Mar 17
I haven't been sleeping well the last 6 weeks with my hubby being out of town, so it hasn't affected me. I hope that your body gets in sync soon!
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@BelleStarr (39652)
• United States
16 Mar 17
I would not sleep well without my hubs beside me either, I hope that soon you will be back together, when is your closing?
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@Juliaacv (33280)
• Canada
16 Mar 17
@BelleStarr We close on the 31st, so he will come home on the 30th as we'll need to go and sign papers together on the 31st. I'm actually not sleeping too bad since the time change, its helped me-although I'm up right now unable to sleep.
• Preston, England
14 Mar 17
I generally cope ok when the clocks change here
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@BelleStarr (39652)
• United States
16 Mar 17
I did when I was younger too but it seems to be another reason to hate getting old lol
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• Preston, England
16 Mar 17
@BelleStarr usually not too bad for me as rarely up early on the Sunday mornings
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@CRK109 (14413)
• United States
14 Mar 17
Well, just as I was having sleep problems for other reasons, the time change kicked in and now I'm just tired all the time. And I have to keep getting up early for a lot of different reasons. So I have to rely on little naps during the day to survive. I'm not happy. Hope your sleep adjusts soon!
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@BelleStarr (39652)
• United States
16 Mar 17
Not yet but I am at least getting at least 7 hours at night even if the timing is off, hope your regulates too!!
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@CRK109 (14413)
• United States
16 Mar 17
@BelleStarr it's great that you can get 7 hours in somewhere. With my sleep apnea, it takes me more like 12 hours to get my 7, but I'm just working around it the best I can.
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@celticeagle (119862)
• Boise, Idaho
14 Mar 17
When a person is on a schedule this time change can be rough. Your husband sounds like a clown.
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@BelleStarr (39652)
• United States
16 Mar 17
He has a very nice sense of humor and likes to tease me lol
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@celticeagle (119862)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Mar 17
@BelleStarr .....That's nice.
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@LadyDuck (176483)
• Switzerland
14 Mar 17
We have not yet changed, we change the 26th, but I know that I will be unwell for at least one full week.
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@BelleStarr (39652)
• United States
16 Mar 17
I am four days into it and still feeling off!! Hopefully soon all will go back to normal.
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@LadyDuck (176483)
• Switzerland
16 Mar 17
@BelleStarr I need a full week, sometimes more, it is the dark in the morning that annoys me.
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• United States
14 Mar 17
I don't usually suffer any effects but this year I have for some reason. It has changed my timing on a lot of stuff. Yesterday I thought it was still the morning when it was already 2 in the afternoon. I don't like being out of sync like that.
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@BelleStarr (39652)
• United States
16 Mar 17
No it is disconcerting, isn't it. I just feel off!!
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• United States
18 Mar 17
@BelleStarr It certainly is Belle, it is still messing me up.
@sol_cee (17389)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
16 Mar 17
From this part of the world, I have no idea how spring forward and fall backward work.
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@BelleStarr (39652)
• United States
17 Mar 17
It is difficult for my body to adjust to the dark in the morning and the longer daylight.
@bluesa (15115)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
15 Mar 17
@BelleStarr , we don't have Daylight Savings Time here. Sorry it is throwing off your sleep pattern. Your Husband has a great sense of humour :) guess he is sleeping just fine, lucky guy.
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@BelleStarr (39652)
• United States
15 Mar 17
He is sleeping a little later too I think because it is now so dark in the morning.
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@1creekgirl (11952)
• United States
15 Mar 17
I hate daylight savings! Why can't they just leave it alone. Just when my body has finally adjusted, it changes again!
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@BelleStarr (39652)
• United States
15 Mar 17
I hate losing an hour it takes forever to make it up
@DWDavis (14215)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
15 Mar 17
I know how you feel with this time change. I go to be at my usual time according to the clock and toss and turn for an hour or more until my body decides it's time to go to sleep. Each night gets better though. In a few more days I should be adjusted.
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@BelleStarr (39652)
• United States
16 Mar 17
I am slowing improving as well but I am far from back to normal and I am tired at weird times lol
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