A FERTILE LIFESTYLE: 3 Ways to Survive Daylight Savings Time

 It's time to "fall back" this Sunday, November 3 and set your clocks 1 hour back. As the days get shorter, it can sometimes make us feel sluggish. If you're having an especially difficult time adjusting, acupuncture may help you reset your body. Call us at (858) 495-0771 for a quick "reboot" treatment. Other tips for adjusting more quickly:

1.) Starting tonight, got to bed 15 minutes earlier to give yourself a few days to adjust to the time change.  After all, your body is used to a certain schedule.  Rising or going to bed 15 minutes earlier for a few days is one of the best ways to avoid problems with sleep disturbance.
2.) Start cutting back or removing the caffeine and the alcohol. 

3.) On Sunday, eat breakfast near a window or take an early walk outdoors. Bright light exposure in the morning helps regulate the body’s internal clock.  By getting sun in early, your alertness peaks when it counts and you will be appropriately sleepy by nightfall.

Women undergoing medicated fertility treatments should make an extra effort to transition as quickly and smoothly as possible to minimize any adverse effects the disruption in your natural body rhythms may have on the fertility medications.  Acupuncture during these few days will help get you back on track more quickly.