This article originally appeared in Well+Good.
"It's hard to abruptly change your sleep schedule by one hour a night," says Dr. Hale, who is also a professor in the program of public health at Stony Brook University. "The body functions optimally when it has a regular bedtime and wake time, across the entire week from Sunday to Sunday. It’s better to try to ease into it,” says Dr. Hale.
In the nights leading up to the switch, slowly begin to shift your bedtime.