How To Get To Sleep An Hour Earlier This Weekend

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Spring (and then summer!) is well on its way, which is obviously a positive thing—unless, of course, you hate sunshine and happiness. That said, in order to arrive at those lazy, rosé-soaked days, we must first endure the switch to Daylight Saving Time on March 12, which requires us to lose an hour of sleep over the weekend. If you’re anything like us, you don’t have an hour to spare, so we suggest you take action to ensure an earlier bedtime in order to properly adjust. Here, five ways to get yourself to sleep an hour earlier than the norm.

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Don't Lose An Hour Of Z's This Weekend

You might not want to hear this, but one of the best ways to get to bed early is to wake up early the morning before, so you're actually tired when it's time to hit the hay. Set your alarm—no snoozing!

Our devices—and our addictions to them—keep us awake. Even if you turn off the blue light, it's hard to ease into sleep if you're stimulated by incoming text messages, office e-mails or the incessant update of Instagram content. This weekend, set a digital curfew for an hour before you'd like to be asleep—all devices must be off or in airplane mode.

We're such Debbie Downers right now, but if you want to ensure a good night's sleep, it's advisable to abstain from booze at it disrupts normal sleep cycles. You don't have to go off the sauce forever, just for the one night on which you want to get to sleep early.

No, not so you can snooze longer—we suggest you set a bedtime alarm to alert you that it's time to turn everything off and wind down.

When it comes to sleep, your environment is more important than you might think. Here, six things you can do to ensure your space is outfitted to best enable quality z's.