Overcoming the Daylight Saving's Transition

Overcoming the Daylight Saving Transition

17 October 2019 • Words by Alyssa Morgan 3 mins

International Gain-An-Hour-Of-Sleep Day is right around the corner. We get an extra hour in bed that Sunday morning and a journey to and from work while it’s still dark out.

Although this sounds amazing to some, it can actually have a negative effect on our sleep if not handled and prepared appropriately. The end of Daylight Saving Time has a much larger impact on our lives now that we’ve brought little ones into the world too. This makes the new sleep transition more of a nightmare than a dream.

The Daylight Saving transition throws a spanner in the works because our internal clock (our circadian rhythm) is affected. This internal clock is what helps us get up in the morning and feel sleepy around the same time each night. Our children are still learning to deal with and manage their internal clocks, so the end of Daylight Saving Time can cause more stress and inconsistency at bedtime.

Because clocks will be falling back an hour, our kids will be more likely to struggle to get to sleep at a later time. With school in session and daily routines to stick to in the morning, they may actually end up losing sleep. This can affect their focus and mood.

We know this time can be daunting to think about, especially when it’s affecting your sleep schedule as well. Here are some easy tips to help you get over the bedtime transition hump.

Daylight Saving Transition Sleep Tips

Variety of celebrity stories available on the Moshi sleep app
Soothing stories available in the Moshi app

The Moshi app is an easy way to help your child snuggle down and get ready for sleep. The relaxing melodies are just the thing to help kiddos slip into a transitioned bedtime routine more easily.

Overcoming the end of Daylight Saving Time with your little ones doesn’t need to be a worrisome thought. In fact, with these tips, we think it’ll be a piece of cake!

Alyssa Morgan