Day Lights Savings (YAWN)

It’s that time of year again when our clocks “fall” back. Daylight Saving Time is ending on November 4th. At 2 am, our clocks will fall back an hour and our brains will be all messed up. As a kid, I loved when this day would come. An extra hour of sleep was all I looked forward to, not knowing it will mess up my schedule, like having trouble falling asleep, waking up earlier than you wanted to, and likely to wake up during the night. Now that we have actual responsibilities like our own kids and jobs, this one-hour time change can really mess up your schedule and mess up your internal clock. This leads to fatigue, limited productivity, and difficulty concentrating. This time change can take up to a week for your body to be back to normal. Here’s a couple tips that might help you adjust with the time change!

Set the tone:

Setting the tone will help you sleep! Darkness matters! As the sun goes down earlier, it also comes up earlier. Get those blackening shades up to rest longer in the morning (if you can). If the shades don’t help, set the tone with a warm bath, some relaxing music, or a book! Put the phone down and give your brain some time to wind down.

Good Sleep Hygiene:

Even though the days seem shorter with it getting darker earlier, make sure to keep your same sleeping routine. Consistent bedtime and wake up time will boost your overall sleep quality If you need a little pick-me-up nap in the middle of the day, make sure the nap is no longer than 20 minutes. If naps aren’t your thing, go to a dark, peaceful environment and meditate or just relax with no distractions. High sleep quality will help adjust better and quicker to the time change.

Young woman performing yoga pose in living room

A Comfy Bed:

You want the high-quality sleep, you are going to need high quality items. The mattress and pillows are the most important part of how well you sleep at night. Make sure your mattress is still in good shape! If it is older than 7 years old and you aren’t having good sleep quality, it might be time to think about getting a new one. Make sure your pillows are fluffed every night for maximum comfort. If your neck is sore when waking up, it is a good idea to replace your pillows.

Do more when the sun’s out:

Being productive during the day will help you adjust to the time change Going for a workout in the middle of the day or right after work will help you feel tired when you are ready to go to bed. A short walk outside will also help. Fresh air and exercise will help the body when it comes to falling asleep at night. You’ll want to enjoy as much sunlight as there is! The sunlight will keep our body’s internal clock in check.

High sleep quality stems from every little element in your day. Sip on a nice hot tea as these cold dark days come and sleep soundly following these tips! Don’t let these dark days turn into depressing days. Holidays and Spring is just around the corner!

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115 Responses to Day Lights Savings (YAWN)

  1. KELLIE Colwell says:

    Love the comfort of your pillow

  2. angela grogan says:

    I am need of a new pillow. I am still sleeping on the one I have had for the past 4 years. It is flat and I have to double it over to help support my neck and head

  3. Candace Estelle says:

    Thank you for the tips!

  4. Chasity Smith says:

    Ugh, I get up on hour earlier and when it gets dark so early at night, I got to bed earlier lol So I never “gained” anything. I know a good pillow would help though 🙂

  5. Theresa M says:

    I’ve heard fantastic things about your pillows . My kids have them on their Christmas lists .

  6. Marilyn Wall says:

    This would be amazing
    My grandsons took over my new pillows and now I have their beat up ones lol

  7. Brittany doerfler says:

    I love the tip about doing more when the sun is out.

  8. Brenda white says:

    Good tips. New pillows will sure help keep me comfortable at night. Thanks

  9. Bobbi Groce says:

    Great tips! Adjusting to the change is hard and harder still with little ones. I’m sharing these with my friends and family

  10. Mary says:

    It’s so important to take care of myself and get those important hours of sleep not to mention how much easier it is with the right pillow

  11. Danielle K says:

    Love this article. Thank you!

  12. Rhonda Hagy Miller says:

    Heard so many ammazzzing things about this pillow!! I would love to try it for myselkf!

  13. Shawna e says:

    Need a pillow that will actually feel great to use

  14. Candace Huerta says:

    Your pillows are the best! I like that we get an extra hour of sleep but the sun going down early is kind of sucky.

  15. Chelsea Lyn Rancourt says:

    Oh these are the best!!!! sleeping on a cloud

  16. rebecca snodgrass says:

    We could really use some awesome pillows! Thsnks for the chance!

  17. Suhair says:

    This is very helpful thanks

  18. William Budka says:

    I’d love to win !! Great pillows !!

  19. Heather says:

    All great ideas!

  20. Marla Pino says:

    Fingers crossed I win this!! With deteriorating discs in my neck, I have to have a good pillow

  21. Carrie Reed says:

    Great tips!

  22. Tim says:

    My wife is a pillow conisure and I know nothing when it comes to pillows. Please help haha.

  23. Chelle DeWitt says:

    I would really enjoy some good rest with this! It looks Awesomely comfortable

  24. Tammy Woodberry says:

    Have heard great things about these pillows. Would love to have one or two.

  25. Jeannie says:

    Great tips

  26. SherriM says:

    Would be amazing. I need some comfort in my sleep life.

  27. leoni hamre says:

    Oh so need a new pillow you can only wash certain ones so many times

  28. Maddy Dawson says:

    New pillows are the best!!! I would absolutely love a new pillow especially because this year I plan on getting some Christmas pillow cases ❤️ thank you so much for the chance!!

  29. Allison says:

    I so would love this

  30. Lisa Shepherd says:

    Awesome tips! Nothing like a warm, comfy bed on a cold day or nigjt!

  31. Sandra Garabedian says:

    Would love a new pillow. Mine are so uncomfortable. Would love too try yours. Heard they were wonderful.

  32. Jesska Durbin says:

    I need more sleep. Time change has me all messed up. I could use your pillow to do so!

  33. Samantha says:

    I absolutely love your pillows, this would bring so must rest with the daylight saving

  34. Kelli Krug says:

    Your pillows look so cozy! I would love the chance to own one! Thank you for the opportunity to try and win one!

  35. Jana Goldey says:

    I would love to try this!

  36. I NEED THUS! No yawns about it

  37. Lisa Lee Cook says:

    I need a new pillow just had surgery yesterday, have shoulder and neck issues.

  38. angela ladner says:

    thank you for the opportunity:) and for the great advice

  39. Michelle Emerson says:

    I wake up with the worst back pain every morning and I’ve been told a better pillow makes the world of difference! Hope to try y’alls! I hear great things

  40. Susan Smith says:

    I’d love to try this pillow! I like going to work when it’s light out.

  41. Morgan Elmer says:

    I’ve been wanting to try your pillows. They sound so comfortable.

  42. Lisa Lindemann says:

    Would love to try this pillow out!

  43. Laurie F says:

    I need a new pillow

  44. Patricia mormile says:

    I am desperately searching for my favorite pillow – maybe yours will be it!

  45. I can’t seem to find a pillow I like. They are either to hard or they sink in to much. I have pillows I have all over my bed. I have even given some away. I would love to try a good pillow.

  46. Christina Franco says:

    I would love to try one of your pillows. I heard great things about them.

  47. Rose Alvarez says:

    Would love the chance to try one of your pillows as I have neck and shoulder issues

  48. Annmarie Weeks says:

    Great tips! This year, my hubby & I took a mini weekend vacation to the beach, where the change in time didn’t bother us too much!

  49. Kaitlyn Targgart says:

    Looks like a super comfy pillow!

  50. Tiffany Green says:

    Tips were great, thank you so much!

  51. ae minx says:

    I work nights, so I gained nothing but more darkness.. Thank goodness for a good pillow to help me sleep when I do finally get home

  52. Sasha emerson says:

    this would be amazing for my husband he has some issues
    with not finding his comfort in a pillow, and I think this would
    be the winner! 🙂

  53. Tiara says:

    Yhos pillows look so soft and cuddly I cant wait to wrap my arms around one

  54. Kirsten says:

    I would love to try your pillows and become a regular customer!

  55. DailyWoman (Lacey) says:

    I don’t think the time change bothers me very much. I like this time of year (mostly because of the cooler weather)

  56. Jenny Deaton Stafford says:

    I sleep with lots of pillows! I appreciate a chance to win so I can retire one of my old ones for sure!!!

  57. Heather Evans says:

    Would love to try a new pillow.

  58. Jaunnette L. says:

    Fingers crossed! I think everybody in our house would love a new pillow so we may have to throw down to see who would get it.

  59. Stephanie Chrisman says:

    I am need new pillows. I just hate buying me ones because I can never find ones like I have now. Would live to try on of these!!

  60. rana durham says:

    this article understands me so well.

  61. Carrie (Newman) Deleon says:

    This sounds awesome! I need a new pillows for sure. I’ve had the same pillows for 6 years. 🙁 and they are cheap ones too. Maybe th ats why I can’t sleep. Because I meditate and everythong. Your pillows look really good.

  62. Karen Hoover says:

    Arg! After the ‘set clocks back’ and ‘mess with my Circadian clock’ again – I need Divine Intervention and a new pillow. I know, you can’t do anything about DST, but you could select me to win the new pillow. Pretty please!

  63. Sam says:

    Sound like good pillows. Thanks for the tips.

  64. I really need your pillow! I’m constantly flipping mine over and using many different ones.

  65. Danielle Blades says:

    Thank you for the tips! Esp the good hygiene one! i am a morning showerer so sometimes I forget.

  66. Janice Cash says:

    I don’t like that it gets dark so early but I do like that the sun is up earlier, I do however go to bed at my regular time. A lot of good tips. Ty

  67. Betty young says:

    There is Nothing like a great pillow for amazing sleep!!! ❤️❤️❤️

  68. Laura Wright Lemons says:

    Great tips on your blog! Thanks for the giveaway!

  69. Karen Brightwell says:

    I sleep in a chair due to spinal cord issues. Would love a soft pillow to make it more comfortable.

  70. Dianna says:

    I need new ones haven’t had new ones in years

  71. Tiffany Banks says:

    Your pillows look amazing!! I would loveeee one 🙂

  72. Pamela Grant says:

    Hello. I have severe scoliosis of the spine and the curve starts at my neck. I would so love to try this pillow I am in need of a good one thanks so much for the chance.

  73. Jennifer Berkowitz says:

    My grandsom loves to build pillow huts in my livingroom. I would love to have new pillows that havent been all over my floor..lol

  74. Jennifer Berkowitz says:

    My grandsom loves to build pillow huts in my livingroom. I would love to have new pillows that havent been all over my floor..lol

  75. Melony says:

    I need a new pillow for sure. I’ve had my pillow for years lol. Definitely not comfortable anymore.

  76. Tiffany Wright says:

    Mama needs a new comfy pillow. Like most mom’s I’m the last one to get a new one. This looks awesome and I’d love to win so my Mama wins too! Thank you!!

  77. Michelle Cardosi says:

    I think it says I’m stressed. I toss and turn a lot.

  78. Rachel says:

    I would absolutely love to win one of these great pillows! Sleep is often hard to get, being a mama of 5. 🙂 The luxury of a nice, amazing pillow like this would be everything! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

  79. Crystal Quick says:

    I really need a comfy pillow in my life!

  80. Anita Jude says:

    I do not like this time it gets dark way to soon but thanks for all the tips on how to adjust to the different time

  81. Sheila Cohen says:

    I seem to be able to wake up earlier when it isn’t daylight savings time. Also, need new pillows desperately but I have a hard time finding pillows that I like.

  82. Jennifer P says:

    A new pillow would really help with the adjusting to the time change! You would think that extra hour would allow me to get to bed earlier and awake earlier but nooooooooo, I am staying up even later and dragging even more the next day. We didn’t use to change the clocks here in Indiana and I loved that, then awhile ago now, they decided to start doing it and I absolutely detest it. It makes no sense here for why they started and now they are debating stopping it again. Hope they do stop again.

  83. I love how comfortable the pillows look i have an extremely hard time finding a pillow i actually like. I’ve spent $1,000s and i still haven’t found 1 that i can wake up more then a month without have a horrible pre migraine coming on…ibe seen my dr about it and I’ve had a lot of tests done and they all say the samething to me…. “get a new pillow”

  84. Lisa Lee says:

    I have a hard time sleeping so I appreciate all the tips.
    Going to put the Good Sleep Hygiene tip to the test.

  85. Shelly Ketcherside says:

    I’m in need of a new pillow. Tire of waking up with an aching neck & headache. Thank you so much for this chance.

  86. Betsy Geiger says:

    Love the photos 🙂 And thanks for the great tips!

  87. Susan says:

    I’m in need of a pillow that won’t leave me with a headache or stiff neck. Thanks for the chance to win one.

  88. Felina P says:

    Keeping busy during the day can help your sleep at night & your pillows are great!

  89. Judy Geiger says:

    With the onset of shorter days, I suffer from SAD (Seasonal Depression Disorder). I appreciate all of your tips and am going to incorporate them into my daily routine and hopefully, fingers crossed, I’ll be able to alleviate some of those old Wintertime blues. Thanks!

  90. Definitely need a new pillow my husband keeps taking mine and so does my yorkie lol. I am in desperate need of a good night sleep with a comfy pillows!

  91. Melanie Diehl says:

    We should permanently end DST. It screws up everyone’s schedule. There is actually a petition to do just that.

  92. Donna Yost says:

    A comfortable pillow, is a must for a good night sleep

  93. Calshondra Williams says:

    I especially love the one about Comfy Bed. Me and hubby both have back problems and my mattress is older than 7 years. Our necks hurt when wake up in the morning as well. Guess I need to purchase a new mattress and pillows. Thanks for sharing the awesome and helpful tips.

  94. Lori Behr says:

    I have been searching for a a pillow that won’t leave my neck hurting. I’m a side/ stomach sleeper and I just can find the right pillow.

  95. stephanie mellott says:

    Thank you for the awesome tips!

  96. Elizabeth Janik says:

    Awesome tips!

  97. April Vogel says:

    I have a feather pillow and love it but need a new one

  98. Linda F says:

    This year it seems that I am having an exceptionally difficult time adjusting to the time change. I’m sure that a new pillow would greatly help with that.

  99. Toni B says:

    I’m a night owl so I sometimes get more done at night when it’s quiet and peaceful, but lately I’ve been an early riser. I’m just happy if I make any progress.

  100. Kriss K says:

    These are great tips and being a longtime insomniac, they are much appreciated.

  101. Jamie Johnson says:

    Well, it is THAT time of year again! And I mean, I HATE Daylight’s Savings Time! I get that they used to need it back in the old days to spend more time outside with crops, but c’mon! It’s almost 2020! All it does now is completely throw me off my sleep schedule! And right about the time when I get adjusted, it is time to change the clocks back! At least this is the one where it seems like we get an extra hour of sleep in the morning, but wow, does the day just seem to drag on, and on!!! Thank you for all these very helpful hints on how to make the most out of an inevitable situation! Thanks Pillows.com!

  102. patricia caradonna says:

    It is definitely a challenge finding the right mattress and pillow. Thanks for the wonderful tips. Cost is always a factor for me.

  103. Charity Ridings says:

    Tips were great, Thank you so much for the chance!

  104. Kris Mihalov says:

    Michigan is mainly gloomy, little to no sunlight and 5 months of winter! Tie change needs to be abolished

  105. Donna Porter says:

    I do not sleep well and do not like time changing. Thanks for the tips and the giveaway. I hear great reviews about your pillows. Maybe they would help me be more comfy so I could rest better!

  106. Robert Alexis Green says:

    Pillows look really well made, and super comfortable. Might help me sleep.

  107. Christina Stocker says:

    Don’t care for the time chage. Winning a new pillow may help me sleep better!

  108. Minta Boggs says:

    Ok, as much as I want to say I would love this pillow. (which I do) I literally only see the duck and the man pic and I’m like. hmm wouldn’t a bubble bath be more effective?

  109. Nothing like having a great pillow , it’s hard for me to fall asleep. These look wonderful, I like all the great tips on your FB page that you give for sleeping great, and the suggestion for children’s pillows.

  110. Kelly May says:

    What a great giveaway. TY for a chance to win something that could make my days so much brighter. I’ve heard great things about your pillows. With a back injury I’m always looking for things to help in the night. Happy Holidays Everyone

  111. Justin Howes says:

    Oh I’ve heard amazing things about y’all, would be great to win, planning to purchase all new pillows. Ty for this opportunity!

  112. Jeri Bird says:

    AWESOMENESS!!! I would love to try your pillows!!

  113. Melissa says:

    Would love to try your pillowsa little out of my price range

  114. Tina Dowden says:

    Earlier this year I was diagnosed with 3 degenerated disks with spinal compression. Im 4 months post op! Had to have multi level spinal fusion. C3-4 C4-5, C5-6, July 10. I gave a he’d time with pillows. Could anyone suggest a comfortable pillow?

  115. Thank you for the great tips!! I try to keep my night time consistent most of the time but raising a 19 month old, sometimes it gets a little bit twisted. I would love to have a new pillow and the one I have is just isn’t that comfortable. Either they are too soft or too hard. Hopefully y’all can help me out. That be great and comforting!! Thanks for tje tips again Pillows.com y’all rock!!

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