You might be excited that spring is on the way, but there’s one hurdle we’ve all got to jump before we get there: Daylight Savings Time. It’s closer than you think.
In 2022, Daylight Savings Time will begin March 13, so get your alarms ready.
Daylight Savings Time is a bit of a double-edged sword. On this night, clocks will jump forward an hour—hence, its nickname “spring forward.” That means we’re all going to lose an hour of sleep for the upcoming work week. However, the time change also means we all get a bit more time with the light as the sunset will come later in the evening.
While losing that hour of sleep isn’t exactly a dream come true (get it?), there are ways to help deal with the loss. Keeping your wake time and bedtime the same can help maintain your body’s circadian rhythm, and if you have trouble crawling out of bed while it’s still dark out, you can always invest in a wake-up light.
There’s still time to prepare before the big day comes, and if you’re feeling the spring cleaning vibes, try a Daylight Savings Time to-do list.