Samsung Solves: 5 Expert Tips for Better Sleep During Daylight Saving Time

March 28, 2024
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LONDON, United Kingdom – March 28, 2024 –The latest Samsung study on sleep[1] revealed that the UK has the least productive sleep patterns in Europe.


When the clocks go forward in early spring, people tend to discuss the effects of losing one hour of sleep on the following day. However, it can take much longer than a day to adjust.


To help the nation adjust as the clocks go forward to British Summer Time, Samsung Wellness Council shares advice from renowned clinical psychologist Dr Julie Smith.


Here are five tips to minimise sleep disruption during clock change and improve wellness in the weeks ahead.


Introduce small changes in your routine early.

Your biological clock cannot shift a whole hour in just one 24-hour period, so start in advance. In the week leading up to the clocks changing, start your bedtime routine 15 minutes earlier and set your morning alarm 15 minutes earlier. This way you won’t feel the sudden shock to the system of losing that hour of sleep and will feel much more ready for the new schedule.


Get moving!

We can’t just force ourselves to fall asleep earlier when the clocks go forward. Research suggests that exercising during the day can help us fall asleep quicker in the evening. So, if you’re struggling to fall asleep after the clocks change make sure you get in a good workout.


Spend as much time outside as you can.

To help induce sleepiness earlier, step outside as soon after waking as you can. Getting this dose of early morning light helps to set your circadian rhythm so that you can fall asleep at an earlier time and not build up days or weeks of inadequate sleep.


Move your bedtime routine.

While everyone talks about the struggle to get up in the morning, something that extends this period of adjustment is the difficulty with falling asleep earlier. We can’t simply go to bed one hour earlier and expect to fall asleep on demand. So, make a conscious decision to start preparing for sleep much earlier. Switch to low lighting, say no to the late-night snacks and do something that cues your brain for sleep, such as a bath or reading in a cool, low-lit room. Once you are falling asleep earlier, getting up the next day will feel easier and you’ll be ready to spring into action.


Understand and manage your sleep better

Sleep has a foundational role in serving our health and wellbeing, so it’s important to understand our body and mind more deeply. This is where smart devices can be helpful. I’ve been using the Samsung Galaxy Watch6 to support sleep management. It collects health data consistently and accurately, which plays a critical role in achieving better sleep.


The Galaxy Watch6 helps with understanding personal sleep patterns, building better habits, and establishing a sleep-friendly environment.


  • Understanding personal sleep patterns: Everyone’s sleep patterns are different, it’s important to learn what’s unique about yours. Samsung has made understanding this easy, by enabling the Galaxy Watch6 to determine your ‘sleep animal’. Each animal represents unique characteristics based on measuring the Galaxy Watch user’s sleep duration, consistency, and awake time – all of which influence sleep quality.


  • Building better habits: But tracking sleep isn’t enough by itself – establishing good habits is equally important, and Samsung makes it easy with Sleep Coaching, a personally tailored, month-long program that sets you on a path to set healthy habits and routines to help you achieve good night’s sleep consistently.


  • Establishing a sleep-friendly environment: Finally, it’s super important to establish a sleep-friendly environment with connected devices at home and Samsung offers a seamless connected experience with their SmartThings app. Small things like screen light or room temperature can impact our sleep. Galaxy Watch6 recognises when you fall asleep and can automatically change the settings of connected devices for a more prime sleep environment.

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