SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- AirWare, Inc., maker of Brez premium nasal breathing aids, the first commercially available device for inside the nose that is clinically proven to reduce snoring and increase overall sleep quality for the bed partner, today released five tips to help consumers easily transition to Daylight Savings Time. The company asked Michael J. Breus, Ph.D., a leading sleep specialist certified in clinical sleep disorders and author of Beauty Sleep, to offer some easy to follow methods for coping with the transition to one less hour of sleep.
"Daylight Savings Time certainly has benefits, but it is not without downsides for those who are already sleep deprived," said Dr. Breus. "Many people are surprised to learn that the highest incidences of traffic accidents occur the Monday following the time shift, because people are too tired to concentrate fully on the task of driving."
According to Dr. Breus, the following tips can help ease the transition to Daylight Savings Time and help combat sleep deprivation that may occur during this time of year:
1) Alarm Yourself
Most people use alarm clocks to wake up. At least two days prior to the time change, begin setting the bedside alarm clock for a "turn in" time that is between 15 and 30 minutes earlier than you usually go to sleep. In addition, plan to set the "wake up" time 15 minutes earlier to make it easier for your body to adjust to the new schedule.
2) Enforce A Family Curfew
Children require more sleep than adults and are more sensitive to loss of sleep. To avoid dealing with groggy or irritable children preparing for school on Monday, parents may want to consider putting kids to bed 30-45 minutes earlier starting the Friday night before the time change.
3) Commute Astutely: Avoid The Morning Rush
Because so many traffic accidents happen t
|SOURCE AirWare, Inc.|
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved