This Sunday, November 6, at 2 a.m. most of The United States will “fall back” to Standard Time, which means most of us will turn our clocks back an hour before bedtime on Saturday. Other than showing up early or late for church Sunday morning, most of us make the transition smoothly. But sometimes our bodies take a little more adjusting.
Dr. Bob Whitman is a sleep specialist at The University of Kansas Hospital. In this video, he talks about the two biggest things we can do to help our bodies adjust to the time change. He also explains why sometimes it’s harder to adjust the older we get, and why children may need special help in the transition. And he explains how the body’s internal clock works, and how to get it in synch with the external clocks that regulate our lives.