Over the weekend, daylight savings came to end—well, in most of the Australian states. We were instantly granted a full extra hour of sleep, but if your body is feeling a little off, you’re not alone.
For most of us, adjusting our clocks disrupts our circadian rhythm—your body’s internal 24-hour body clock. As a result, our normal sleep patterns are completely out of whack. Sure, the effects were much more noticeable when we set the clocks back in the spring (since we’re much more inclined to sleep an extra hour than lose one—duh!), but nevertheless, you might still experience jet lag-like fatigue, a lack of focus and an increased appetite. Not to mention, studies suggest that the end of DST could be a trigger for cluster headaches, possibly due to the way it impacts your sleep schedule. Yikes!
The good news is, like most things, the feelings will pass soon enough. However, to help soften the blow, here are a few tips for staying energised and stress-free this week.