Daylight Saving Time: How To Adjust To The Change

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Daylight Saving Time is upon us. Are you ready to fall back?

One interesting thing that I didn’t know was that the whole world does NOT fall back. We had an exchange student from Thailand last year and one thing we learned was that in Thailand they do not change their clocks back or forward like we do.


So for her to have to “spring forward” or to “fall back” was a HUGE adjustment. And I’m going to be honest, even though we have done this for years, it still does take some adjustment to get your body acclimated to the time change. Here are some helpful tips on how to adjust to the time change:

1. Take advantage of the opportunity to get an extra hour of sleep. Don’t stay up later in anticipation of the time change.


2. Eat healthy and keep hydrated. Avoid caffeinated beverages, since too much caffeine can further disrupt your natural sleep rhythm.

3. Try to increase your exposure to bright light and physical activity during the day until late afternoon/early evening. This will help you get used to the reduction of daylight hours.

4. Get your daily dose of Vitamin D. With the amount of sunlight being lessened, it is important to make sure you are getting the Vitamin D you would usually get from the sun’s rays.

5. Use this clock-change weekend as an opportunity to make home safety checks. Check and replace batteries in home smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.

The growing number of smart devices that keep us safe, secure and comfortable at home are only as good as the batteries that power them. Despite the fact that an increasing number of homes have smoke alarms and smoke detectors, the National Fire Protection Association reports that 71% of smoke alarms which failed to operate had missing, disconnected or dead batteries.* This reinforces how important it is to take this time each year to check these safety devices.

For 29 years, the Energizer® brand has partnered with the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) to help keep families safe through the Change Your Clock Change Your Batteries™ program. Every fall, Energizer® and the IAFC work to remind people of the simple, life-saving habit of changing and testing the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, along with all of your home safety devices, when setting the clocks back for daylight saving time.

What do you do to adjust to the time change?

Mamasita Amber
Mama of three children and proud new mama of a standard poodle named Prince Miguel.

22 Responses to “Daylight Saving Time: How To Adjust To The Change

  • I also didn’t realize daylight savings didn’t happen everywhere until my sister, who lives in Haiti, told me they didn’t change their clocks. Great tips for adjusting to the time change

  • I love the simple reminder about fire safety! It’s something that is important but easy to overlook in the everyday craziness!

  • Thanks for the reminder about changing our batteries! That’s a really important tip. And actually in Europe we change our clocks on a different weekend than in the US. Strange!

  • Time change always messes me up. It take me about a week to adjust. I wish we didn’t have to go through this every year.

  • That’s definitely a rule in our house. Our son-in-law’s best friend is a firefighter and he comes and does this for us every year.

  • Time change always throws me off, but you can’t go wrong with your clocks with the Energizer Bunny! 🙂

  • I always forget to change my batteries and this is such a great reminder. These are great tips on how to adjust to time change.

  • This is a great reminder, I am not usually a fan of Daylight Savings time, but this is is a great reminder to change out those important batteries!

    Robin Rue
    4 years ago

    This is such a great reminder about the batteries. A lot of people just tend to neglect them and that can be frightening if a situation does occur. Daylight savings has been kicking our butts this week so far.

  • I love daylight savings time. I always look for good batteries but never buy this brand! I guess it is time to switch it up.

  • I love fall daylight savings time – what a great time to catch up on some zzzzzzz’s!!

    Dana Vento
    4 years ago

    I’ve never thought that changing batteries could be help. I also love daylight savings time.

    Wendy Polisi
    4 years ago

    Changing batteries to a good brand is something different. We have our own rules at home and every week we should change batteries.

    4 years ago

    I change the batteries often. I hate all the time changes, and having to get adjusted to everything. It’s a pain in the butt with my kiddos. These are some great tips.

    Reesa Lewandowski
    4 years ago

    I am going today to get batteries to change all of my smoke alarms. Thank you for the reminder!

  • The time change has affected us so much more now that we have a little one! It took her a while to start going to bed on time because she just wasn’t tired yet!

    4 years ago

    I know the time changed this weekend, but I still feel like I’m in a daze! I always try to remember to change our lightbulbs AND smoke alarms too. Twice a year!

  • I hate daylight savings. I’m from the caribbean, so I knew nothing about this until I migrated here. It is absolutely frustrating especially when I forget to change my clock lol

  • I really don’t like the change and the adjustments that I need to make but that’s how it is! These are really good tips on how to welcome the daylight savings time with ease.

  • Oh man, daylight savings time is not my favorite! I hate how dark it is now, but these are some really awesome tips! Thanks got sharing!

  • Ughhh I don’t like the fact that it gets dark so early now, I feel like I have shorter days so I guess I should do as you say and wake up earlier to get more day light.

  • Growing up in the Caribbean, I never experienced daylight savings either, so when I moved to the US for college, it was definitely a new experience! These are all great tips!

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