5 Instantaneous Ways to Recover from Daylight Saving Time

By Alyse Borkan  |  Mar 10, 2016
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Although one hour doesn’t sound like it can be devastating to your sleep schedule, it can. Don’t underestimate the power of a lost hour. We advise taking all the precautionary measures you can. Plan ahead by canceling your weekend commitments and spend Saturday in bed. If you wake up on Sunday feeling like you could snooze for a little longer, don’t feel guilty. Everyone will understand that you need this time to recover.

During the week ahead, even the most well-rested may find themselves still tired. If that sounds like it could be you, you’re not alone. Follow our five tips below to instantaneously recover from Daylight Saving Time.

  1. Fall asleep at work. Book a conference room so you can sleep on the job. Block your calendar off for an hour and name the meeting something that won’t blow your cover. Examples include “call with blogger”, “lunch meeting”, and “regroup”. Protip: If you don’t feel comfortable snoozing in secrecy, yawn excessively until you get sent home.

  2. Chug, chug, chug. Latte, cappuccino, frappuccino, flat white, coffee. You name it, you order it. Add an extra shot of espresso. Or two. Now is the time to test your limits.

  3. Find your sunglasses. An extra hour of daylight means you’re going to need them. But more importantly, you can sleep behind your shades. Convince your coworkers you should have a meeting outside. No one will have to know you snuck a snooze.

  4. Pump the jams. Find the most aggressive, electronic, beat bumping playlist on Spotify. Set the volume three notches higher than you usually would. Steal your coworker’s fancy noise-canceling headphones. It’ll feel like your ears drank a Red Bull.

  5. Play hooky. Monday happens to be National Nap Day. If that’s not a reason to stay home and celebrate, we don’t know what is.

If all else fails, pretend like it didn’t happen. Keep living your life an hour behind everyone else. Show up an hour late to everything. Your friends and family will be too tired to care anyway.

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