JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Springing forward is just around the corner, and an hour less of sleep could impact your health.
Daylight Savings Time calls for changing the wall clock, and you body’s as well.
"They may notice difficulty waking-up the next day and accommodating to that one hour shift," Dr. Brynn Dredla with Mayo Clinic said.
She explained the changes to your internal clock when it goes from fewer to more hours of sunlight can actually cause issues with your health.
"Daytime sleepiness, concentration difficulties and having to compensate with too much caffeine," Dredla said.
Those are just some of the signs someone is not well rested. However, Dredla explained a way to prepare in the days leading-up to the time change.
"Start to go to bed a little bit earlier a few days before," she said.
As little as 15 minutes earlier per night -- then set the alarm to get up in the morning a bit earlier Dredla said. She added the need to maintain healthy sleep habits year-around. Noting that the parents of teenagers may see time changes hit a little harder at home.
"Teenagers tend to already be more delayed meaning they like to stay up later and sleep in later so they may feel it a little bit more," Dredla said.