Your Dreams Called, They Miss You!
My dear friend, Trapper Sherwood, has written this blog post. It was originally an email to our lists, but I think it has so much great infoans advice about an important subject that I asked him if I could bring it as a blog post. He said “Yes” and here it is. Enjoy!
Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday morning November 7th 2010 at 2:00am in the USA. In Europe it is October 31 at midnight.
So, why do we even have DST, and how can it affect you?
You see, during the “energy crisis” years, Congress enacted earlier starting dates for daylight time. In 1974, daylight time began on the 6th of January and in 1975 it began on the 23rd of February. After those two years the starting date reverted back to the last Sunday in April.
In 1986, a law was passed that shifted the starting date of daylight time to the first Sunday in April, beginning in 1987. The ending date of daylight time was not subject to such changes, and remained the last Sunday in October.
The Energy Policy Act of 2005 changed both the starting and ending dates. Beginning in 2007, daylight time starts on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November.
Daylight savings time can affect the sleep patterns of millions of people annually.
Sleep deprivation, sleep loss, and the onset of insomnia are just a few of the affects.
Remember, It is not normal for a person to be sleepy at times when he or she expects to be awake.
So what can be done about this change in our sleep schedule do to the time change?
I recommend a sleep routine.
A sleep routine is a routine that you set up prior to going to bed to get your body, and mind ready to fall asleep. If you start doing this PRIOR to the daylight savings time, you just might save yourself not only a lot of grief, but a minimum of five to seven nights of tossing and turning do to the time change.
Ok, here’s what I recommend.
Let’s say your time you usually go to bed is 11:00pm.
I suggest at 10:15 to 10:30pm or (at least 45 minutes prior to the bedtime you have set for yourself) you start winding down. This means turning off the TV, computer; (Yes even facebook, sleep is more important) and start listening to some soothing music. (We have a track of music dedicated just for this on our Sleep Secret Audio.)
What this will do is start letting your mind, and body know that it is time to relax.
From here I suggest that at 11:00pm (or whatever bed time yours is) as you get comfortable in your bed, you insert your earbuds, or put on your headphones or maybe you have an mp3 player close to your bed. But either way, turn on track 2 of our Sleep Secret Audio, and gently drift off in to dreamland, cause your dreams have missed you.
You don’t have to suffer through sleepless nights because of the upcoming time change.
You might find that you are ready to experience a good night’s sleep now, so please visit: www.sleepsecretaudio.com and download your audio now.
Thomas “Trapper” Sherwood; CMH
Certified Master Hypnotist
PS…Rememeber, if you want a good night’s sleep and not have to take any pills or drugs, we suggest the all natural sleep audio tracks of www.sleepsecretaudio.com