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Sleeping Through all Seasons

As the seasons change it can be hard to keep a consistent sleeping schedule. As adults, it is important that you are getting anywhere from 7-8 hours of sleep every single night.  When seasonal changes affect your sleeping habits, you should understand how you are going to adjust to ensure you are getting the right amount of sleep.


  1. Allergy Season – Although the time of allergy season may differ between individuals, you should be taking care of your allergies so you can breathe properly while you are sleeping. There are many people that do not take good enough care of their body during allergy season.  Getting a type of nasal rinse will ensure that you can breathe better as you are sleeping.
  2. Daylight Savings Time – If you live in a state that observes daylight savings time, you should be sure that you are letting your body adjust. Take time to adjust your clock by 15 minute increments. This way, when the time change occurs, you will be adjusted and ready to go.
  3. Sleeping in the Summer – When the sun starts waking you up earlier than expected, you may want to invest in some black out curtains.  These curtains will ensure that you are not woken up prematurely by the sunshine rays.
  4. Waking up in the Winter – During the winter season, you may not see enough sunshine to wake up fully.  When you have this problem, you can invest in an alarm clock that slowly lights your room.  Mimicking the sunrise, this alarm clock may be able to help you get up on time.


Talk with your doctor about any other ways that you can increase your quality of sleep.  When you are able to get enough sleep per night, you will find that your overall health and happiness will improve. 

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