How to get back on track when the clocks spring forward
Restful remedies to avoid grogginess
- Duration 2:44
- Date Mar 11, 2013
Restful remedies to avoid grogginess
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It's still struggling after losing an hour's sleep last night when the clocks went forward over the weekend.
Joining us with some -- tip says doctor Michael Bruce he's asleep expert and a clinical psychologist -- morning.
-- no one around here got any sleep last night because at that time change.
What do you recommend for folks -- well there's a couple things people can do because the time change has occurred and I want to make sure people understand that it could be quite dangerous up there today.
And people need to be very aware so -- -- just well there's Friday there's a need there's an 8% increase in traffic accidents today and it's a 10% increase in heart attacks can.
The day after the time change so people definitely need to be aware of their bodies as well as their -- OK so what about tonight.
So tonight one of the first in the top of the -- -- you've already lost an hour's worth of sleep last night go to -- a half an hour earlier tonight your body's already sleep deprived it will definitely be something that helps you out.
Okay get this your -- your very best tip what do you do yourself my favorite tip if you can't fall asleep at night because your mind just keeps going and going and going which is the number one complaint that I hear a lot of people have stressed that -- -- about how to pay the bills and everything as they're trying to get -- -- Absolutely one of the things that come to do this is gonna sound a little crazy but it really works count backwards from 300 by threes seriously seriously -- -- -- -- hard to do so.
That during the day -- That's the point is what we want people to do is we want it's mathematically so complicated people can't think of anything else and it's -- -- -- You're out like this is all of the sudden got a -- -- get.
A lot of people have difficulty breathing at night room temperature is that they think what tell us about that what you recommend those -- breathing problems -- the thing I have people think about is to decongestant.
For better rest if you've got any type of nasal congestion -- allergies things like that that's something that's gonna affect your ability to sleep even more so.
When you're sleep deprived some may be using those breathe right nasal strips or some type of sailing sprayer and medi pot can absolutely help.
Get all of that stuff out of your sinuses and help you breathe better to help you sleep a humidifier to I would -- absolute human a RD grade okay here's -- got one bubble -- really that -- I swear -- you bubble that I'm I am giving you the prescription to take a bubble about ninety minutes before -- and here's why.
A bubble bath.
The bubbles go across the top of the watering keeps it a layer of insulation which makes the water hotter longer a -- when the body gets hot.
And increases that core body temperature when you get out the temperature.
Member militants that key that starts the engine for sleep so hot bubble -- ninety minutes before bad.
Clinically shown to help sleep OK and lastly avoid alcohol you just don't sleep well when -- had -- -- -- you really don't not calls considered the number one's sleep aid in the world but it's really not it may help you policy but he keeps yet those deep stages of sleep.
Makes you dehydrated and that's what gives guy over doctor Michael Bruce thank you so much for a lot of water -- entered the alcohol absolutely have a great hope is that while tonight I.